write_imageh (3D)

Write color value to location in the 3D image object.

void write_imageh ( image3d_t image,
  int4 coord,
  half4 color)


Write color value to location specified by coordinate (x, y, z) in the 3D image object specified by image. Appropriate data format conversion to the specified image format is done before writing the color value. coord.x, coord.y, and coord.z are considered to be unnormalized coordinates and must be in the range 0... image stream width - 1, 0... image stream height - 1 and 0... image stream width - 1.

write_imageh can only be used with image objects created with image_channel_data_type set to one of the pre-defined packed formats or set to CL_SNORM_INT8, CL_UNORM_INT8, CL_SNORM_INT16, CL_UNORM_INT16, or CL_HALF_FLOAT. Appropriate data format conversion will be done to convert channel data from a half floating-point value to actual data format in which the channels are stored.

The behavior of write_imageh for image objects created with image_channel_data_type values not specified in the description above or with (x, y,z) coordinate values that are not in the range (0... image width - 1, 0... image height - 1),0... image depth -1) respectively, is undefined.


The built-in functions defined in this section can only be used with image memory objects created with clCreateImage2D, or clCreateImage3D. An image memory object can be accessed by specific function calls that read from and/or write to specific locations in the image.

Image memory objects that are being read by a kernel should be declared with the __read_only qualifier. write_image calls to image memory objects declared with the __read_only qualifier will generate a compilation error. Image memory objects that are being written to by a kernel should be declared with the __write_only qualifier. read_image calls to image memory objects declared with the __write_only qualifier will generate a compilation error. read_image and write_image calls to the same image memory object in a kernel are not supported.

The read_image calls returns a four component floating-point, integer or unsigned integer color value. The color values returned by read_image are identified as x, y, z, w where x refers to the red component, y refers to the green component, z refers to the blue component and w refers to the alpha component.

The image read functions take a sampler argument. The sampler can be passed as an argument to the kernel using clSetKernelArg, or it can be a constant variable of type sampler_t declared in the program source.

A kernel that uses a sampler with the CL_ADDRESS_CLAMP addressing mode with multiple images may result in additional samplers being used internally by an implementation. If the same sampler is used with multiple images called via read_image{f | i | ui}, then it is possible that an implementation may need to allocate an additional sampler to handle the different border color values that may be needed depending on the image formats being used. These implementation allocated samplers will count against the maximum sampler values supported by the device and given by CL_DEVICE_MAX_SAMPLERS. Enqueuing a kernel that requires more samplers than the implementation can support will result in a CL_OUT_OF_RESOURCES error being returned.


OpenCL Specification

Also see

Image Functions

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