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authorSakari Ailus <>2019-08-13 08:31:28 -0300
committerMauro Carvalho Chehab <>2019-08-15 08:12:06 -0300
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media: v4l: Documentation: Raw Bayer formats are not RGB formats
The raw Bayer formats have been listed under the label of RGB formats but in fact they're quite different. The latter are readily usable as such whereas the former require quite bit of image processing before useful. Split them into RGB and raw Bayer formats. Signed-off-by: Sakari Ailus <> Acked-by: Hans Verkuil <> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>
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+.. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
+.. document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License,
+.. Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software
+.. Foundation, with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts
+.. and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included at
+.. Documentation/media/uapi/fdl-appendix.rst.
+.. TODO: replace it to GFDL-1.1-or-later WITH no-invariant-sections
+.. _pixfmt-bayer:
+Raw Bayer Formats
+The raw Bayer formats are used by image sensors before much if any processing is
+performed on the image. The formats contain green, red and blue components, with
+alternating lines of red and green, and blue and green pixels in different
+orders. See also `the Wikipedia article on Bayer filter
+.. toctree::
+ :maxdepth: 1
+ pixfmt-srggb8
+ pixfmt-srggb10
+ pixfmt-srggb10p
+ pixfmt-srggb10alaw8
+ pixfmt-srggb10dpcm8
+ pixfmt-srggb10-ipu3
+ pixfmt-srggb12
+ pixfmt-srggb12p
+ pixfmt-srggb14p
+ pixfmt-srggb16