# Importing a stack of images [closed]

I have a stack of images with the file names C0001996_0000 , C0001996_0001 etc. In total I have $600$ images. I would like to import the complete stack and then Binarize them (threshold 0.7) and then export them.

Could someone help me with the code for this?
At present I am importing a single image, binarizing it and then exporting.

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If you set the correct directory then you can: data = Import /@ FileNames["C0001996*"]. But I assume you want to do this step by step. So FileNames["C0001996*"] is a list of files. Import each one->binarize->export->import another. –  Kuba Sep 9 '13 at 17:59
Well, yes. That's what loops are for. If you are not comfrtable with Map or Scan you can use Do with procedures you want over the list of files. –  Kuba Sep 9 '13 at 18:18
I am completely new to Mathematica. Could you direct me to a video or handout on where I can read further into this. Ideally, I would want to import as a loop, Binarize them with the same threshold of 0.7, and then export and save them as '1.jpg, 2.jpg etc' rather than manually importing 600 images and saving them individually. –  Syed Sep 9 '13 at 18:31

Put your notebook to the directory of those pics or change NotebookDirectory[] part in the code so the direcotry is correct. Then:

SetDirectory@NotebookDirectory[];
files = FileNames["C0001996*"];

Do[
pic = Import[files[[i]]];
Export[ToString[i] <> ".jpg", Binarize[pic, 0.7]];
,
{i, Length@files}]


I recomend to test this in the directory of for example 5 files :).

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When i run the following code Do[pic = Import[files[[i]]]; Export[ToString[i] <> ".jpg", Binarize[pic, 0.7]];, {i, 1}] the error is Part;;partw ; Part 1 of {} does not exist. Import::chtype: "First argument {}[[1]] is not a valid file, directory, or URL specification. Binarize::imginv: Expecting an image or graphics instead of \$Failed. –  Syed Sep 9 '13 at 19:00
Take away the semicolons for beginners...:) –  cormullion Sep 9 '13 at 19:14
But how else will they feel the awesome *power* of mathematica ? :) –  cormullion Sep 9 '13 at 19:41
Thanks, Its worked i think. Now I have 5 binary images saved in the same folder. Can i run the same code for more images? –  Syed Sep 10 '13 at 11:18
@Syed and Kuba, I have been notified by the system of the many comments here. I have given Syed Chat access. Please make use of it and clean up the comments here. –  Mr.Wizard Sep 10 '13 at 11:24