ImageFile.newbyteorder(new_order='S', /)

Return the array with the same data viewed with a different byte order.

Equivalent to:


Changes are also made in all fields and sub-arrays of the array data type.

new_orderstring, optional

Byte order to force; a value from the byte order specifications below. new_order codes can be any of:

  • ‘S’ - swap dtype from current to opposite endian

  • {‘<’, ‘little’} - little endian

  • {‘>’, ‘big’} - big endian

  • ‘=’ - native order, equivalent to sys.byteorder

  • {‘|’, ‘I’} - ignore (no change to byte order)

The default value (‘S’) results in swapping the current byte order.


New array object with the dtype reflecting given change to the byte order.