Questions on the image processing capabilities implemented in Mathematica.

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Understanding the coordinate system for ImageTake

I have a point in an image which I can locate by right clicking and using my mouse. Call this point $p = (100,100)$. I'd like to use ImageTake to grab an image, centered on this spot $p$ with $k = ...
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Programmatic approach to HDR photography with Mathematica image processing functions

The High dynamic range imaging (HDR or HDRI) direction in photography and image processing became very popular recently. Besides obvious photo art applications (see examples), there are many great ...
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Finding areas of beings in microscopic image

I've got lots of images of diatoms. I need to get a list of their equivalent radii. It's not crucial to get them all, as long as those missed don't mess with the radius distribution (as would ...
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How can I add drop shadows and specular highlights to 2D graphics?

I thought I'd share some code in the form of a self-answered question, but other answers are of course welcome. Drop shadows are a familiar visual effect, giving the impression of a graphical element ...
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Identifying critical points of 2/3D image/cubes

Upshot I am interested in identifying critical points of a 3D field/cubes (maxima, minima, tube-like and wall-like saddle points) and 2D field/image (maxima, minima, saddle points). I.e. the ...
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Remove image background of headshot in Mathematica?

For example, using ExampleData[{"TestImage", "Girl2"}]: what's a general way to make the background transparent? I've tried various combinations of ...
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How to extract metadata from an image of a business card?

I'm trying to digitize some documents, and I came across a very cool app called camscanner app which performs parallax transform and ocr very nicely, now I'm implementing it in mathematica... Given ...
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How to find major color in a picture?

I want to find the major color (the color which appears most often) in a picture and do some analysis later. For example, if I have this picture: What I want to do is find out that gray, red, ...
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Line Intensity Profile From Image

I can get line profiles from images using imagej but it would be nice to be able to do this in my mathematica notebooks. I found this http://library.wolfram.com/examples/intensityprofiles/ after ...
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Image Processing: Isolating areas of an image with internal irregularity

I am trying to isolate each of the blue painted fingernails in the image. However, I am not sure what approach should be considered due to the white design on each nail interrupting the otherwise ...
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Band Intensity Quantification

I would like to measure the density of my western blot band by measuring the area under the peak from this plot. More specifically, my image will have several lanes with a pattern of bands in each ...
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How to measure segment length and branch angle

I am trying to measure segment length and branch angle or bifurcation angle between each pair of segments. My image after thinning looks like this: ...
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How do I find the coordinates of points in this image?

I have never used image processing with Mathematica. I need to get the coordinates of the red points from this image I made in Illustrator. Is there a way to get Mathematica to read or detect the ...
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Counting radial ridges on an image

After happily using the v9 image assistant to crop elliptically an image, and then the drawing tools to put a white disk in the middle, I turned this image: into the following one: that can be ...
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Rotating perspective of an image in the z axis

A purely recreational question, but one I hoped the community would find interesting enough to suggest a way to approach it. Let me preface this question with the admission that I have done nothing ...
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How to convert an image to a graph and get the positions of the edges?

I am trying to convert an image to a graph. My image is already skeletonized and looks pretty much like this: What I need to do is identify all vertices and edges, and in particular get a list of ...
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How to find the center of a circular pattern?

I am writing an algorithm that finds the center of 500 x 500 pixels images coming from a live feed from a camera at 50 Hz. So it has to be quick! The images are images of an optical field which looks ...
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Using ImageCapture to access a USB webcam in linux

Is it possible to access a USB webcam through Mathmatica on Linux? When I run ImageCapture[] I get the following output ...
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Color scheme used by Colorize?

The Colorize function is often used to display the results produced by MorphologicalComponents: ...
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Symmetrical image transformation for a kaleidoscope-type image

I've been trying to write a little kaleidoscope-type manipulate, using images rather than graphics, and using ImageTransformation as a way in. However, I'm starting ...
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Image Processing: Finding Orientation and Position of Symmetry Axes

Background I'm currently toying with Principles of Design by Charlotte Jirousek in order to learn some basics of image processing. As main principals she suggests Balance, Proportion, Rhythm, ...
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Count Elements in Image

I have the following image: img1 I'm trying to count al these colored cells and draw a circle around them. I really don't now how I can use SelectComponents for ...
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Download xkcd Click and Drag comic

Inspired by the recent question about xkcd styled plots I started looking at xkcd again and I came across a comic titled Click and Drag. And if you do that, you start exploring a larger drawing. A ...
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Filtering pixels of a certain color

What is the best way to filter an image so that only the pixels close to a certain color are left? I've downloaded some satellite images from the web where a specific pixel color corresponds to a ...
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Measure a DensityHistogram[] pair similarity

I study human vision and more specifically eye-movements. "If we display 2 symmetrical patterns (20 min one after the other), will our gaze distribution be symmetric is my research question." The 2 ...
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Use TextRecognize to grab timestamps from a video frame

I have microscope videos that have a timestamp overlay to them, and it would be great if I could extract this for each frame to add to my metadata. TextRecognize ...
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How to separate paths from the output of EdgeDetect?

I have been trying to find a way to separate the various closed paths that can be output by EdgeDetect. For example, taking the output of: ...
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How can I efficiently “remap” an image?

Many image processing libraries like OpenCV, Intel Performance Primitives or Octave have a useful function called "remap", that takes an image, an array with X coordinates and an array with Y ...
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Rotate a grid, made up of lines, so that it aligns with the xy axes

While working on an answer for another problem I hit upon one of my own. I took the image given in that question and cleaned it up so that I could detect the grid lines: ...
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Precise cropping with ImageCrop

The built-in ImageCrop function "effectively removes borders from image whose pixel value distribution is almost uniform" (emphasis mine). I need an efficient ...
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Enlarge an image and increase its resolution

An ongoing purely recreational project. I got my introduction to image processing with this Rotating perspective... question and had a lot of fun with it. Now I want to take it to the next step. ...
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How to extract a specific element from EXIF photographic metadata?

It's now possible to import photographs into Mathematica and import the EXIF data at the same time: i = Import["ExampleData/coneflower.jpg", "ImageWithExif"] ...
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Counting elements which are inside another element on a different colour channel

I have a 3-channel image which shows red and green points (certain labelled proteins) inside blue regions (cell nuclei). After applying some segmentation filters, the resulting image is as follows: ...
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Analysis of many similar x-ray Images

From a 3d x-ray scan, I have many similar slices to analyze. Is there a way to determine the position of the three rectangles and the inner circle?
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How to calculate the position of a figure in an image?

My question is about recognising soccer players in the pitch. Thanks to Bill S who wrote an excellent script to recognise parts of the players. I found this issue after testing his solution. I will ...
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ImageAlign doesn't always work correctly

I've been working with ImageAlign in Mathematica 8 and I'm having trouble getting it working reliably. Perhaps there are some subtleties that I'm not yet aware of? ...
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Proving (self) similarity with Mathematica - Reccurrence Plots, Similarity Plots etc

I posted this question in math.se but given the sheer tumultuous number of questions that keep appearing on math.se and also given that I am trying to accomplish this in Mathematica, I thought I'd ...
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Image correlation

I have two images from motor scan, Image1 is shifted by MxN pixels from Image2. How can I find the shift between Image1 and Image2 ? Image -1 Image -2 If we compare the shift between the images ...
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How do I overlay corresponding values over each frame of an animation?

I recorded a phenomenon using video capturing (phen.avi, imported into Mathematica) and simultaneous measurement of some electrical properties of that phenomenon (a ...
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Efficiently exporting many images as a video

I have many .gif images and I would like to export them as a single video file (I prefer .mov, but any video format is fine). But what if I have several tens of megabytes of .gif images? Is it ...
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Is it possible to snip a certain number of pixels from a specified side of an image, without specifying the image's final width and height?

It seems that ImageCrop allows one to specify the final size of the image. For example, ImageCrop[image, size, spec] crops ...
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Recognize simple shapes in an image and color them randomly?

I have an image of polygons built from a polar function (see below). I'd like to color each triangle or quadrilateral a random color. Firstly, I'm not sure how to separate the simple shapes. ...
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video image recognition [closed]

Has anybody experience with video and image recognition? I've made a video of two teams playing soccer. Now I would like to translate each soccer-player to a (x,y) coordinate and follow them during ...
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How can I merge multiple sets of morphological components (perhaps selected using different metrics)?

Let's say I use SelectComponents to select morphological components in an image according to some criterion, like "Elongation". Then let's say, I pull out a ...
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How can I enhance ImageCompose to blend multiple layers?

Blend modes (or Mixing modes) in digital image editing are used to determine how two layers are blended into each other. Version 8 has functionality to perform binary and basic alpha blending but ...
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Determine the 2D-Fourier transform of an Image

I am new to Mathematica and using Version 8.0. I want to calculate the 2D-Fourier Transform of a digital image and see its Magnitude and Phase Spectrum, and reconstruct it.
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How do I transform a rasterized graphic's coordinates back to its original ListPlot data coordinates?

From this question I successfully made an elliptical fit for my data. However, when I try and collect the datapoints within the ellipse via this question the coordinates of my ellipse correspond to an ...
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Exporting images as .avi

Here's a list of images: images = Table[ExampleData[i], {i, ExampleData["TestImage"]}]; And according to the reference "Export exports a list of graphics, ...
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How can I visualize features found in an image?

I am using Mathematica to explore the face detection feature of Core Image on Mac OS X Lion. To do this I have an Objective-C program which captures images from the iSight camera, runs face detection ...
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Deformed style when exporting eps files

I want to export a plot into an eps file. Below I present a sample plot code in order to demonstrate the two issues that appear. (1). LabelStyle: When I use ...