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Once the header information has been read and appropriate parameters set up, the image file is opened a second time and the image data read. Following this, the X-window GUI is displayed on the screen and further processing can be performed.
Mosflm checks to see whether the image is the right size for the named detector, and also whether the data has been written on a big-endian or little-endian computer. For several detector makes, the model is also determined automatically from the image file contents.