Questions on the image processing capabilities implemented in Mathematica.

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Getting RGBA data from an image

What is going on with returned data in the following examples? It appears ImageData returns different types depending on the what data is passed into ...
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Twirl Image Transformation

I am looking to reproduce the functionality of Photoshop's "Twirl" filter, which twists an image that originally looks like this (pulled from this page): Into this: Ideally, I'd like it to ...
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Maintaining map dimensions after using Colorize

I am trying to beautify a map by using Colorize as demonstrated in the Mathematica documentation. First, I import a shapefile from DIVA-GIS for France which ...
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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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QR Code in shopping cart handle

This week, the market people from my work wanted to put QR codes in shopping cart handles, but when they tested it, the QR code did not work. I noted that the cylindrical curvature (even small) ...
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How can I detect an ellipse in a photo?

I tried to detect the rim of the following cup as an ellipse. I've tried the solutions given in How to find circular objects in an image? to detect the ellipse, but the detection result was not ...
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Resampling when using image as Texture

How to get sharp pixel boundaries with Texture? I'd like to have only black/white in the example below, no gray. ...
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Using ImageTransformation[] with a lookup table

I need to transform images by ImageTransformation in a time critical application. Therefore I precalculate a lookup table lut of ...
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TextRecognize with crosses, circles and spaces results into oddities, why?

I am investigating this answer here about detecting crosses and circles with TextRecognize. I tried to solve this problem here by directly using the builtin command TextRecognize but it does not work ...
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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 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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Outputting a set of graphics 3D objects with positions defined by one array and colors by another? [duplicate]

I have a set of 2- or 3-space coordinates in an array, $(v_1,...,v_N)$, and an array of RGB color values (outputs from ImageValue[]) for each coordinate, $(c_1,...,c_N)$. How can I output a ...
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Detection of horizontal lines in an image

Ok I'm trying to detect horizontal lines in an image. But the problem is that the line is quite obscure. So I'm not sure if it is even possible to extract that. I tried many different filters, but ...
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How can I return the color at a coordinate in an image?

I have an imported and cropped image: TestPicture = Import["filepath.jpg"]; TestPictureCropped = ImageCrop[TestPicture, Min[ImageDimensions[TestPicture]]]; How ...
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How do I access the binary matrix underlying an EdgeDetect output?

Applying EdgeDetect to an image generates a black and white edge-detected image, which I suspect corresponds to an underlying binary matrix. How can I access this ...
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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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Image processing - How can I apply an operation to several images at once?

I imported pictures into Mathematica, and used names for them that follow the easy scheme "name" string joined with an integer, ranging from 14 to 20. Printing these images on screen works nicely: ...
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looking for a generalised Hough Transform function or a least a function to locate circles

I am looking for a generalised Hough Transform function or a least a function to locate circles (position of center and radius) in a image. There is the standard Hough line search function ...
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How to use an arbitrary closed region to extract an image region of interest [duplicate]

I am working on images and I need to be able to extract into a list all the image points that fall within a closed region, such as gotten from using "get coordinates". I can extract the points from ...
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How can I find lines of a certain angle(s)?

ImageLines implements the Hough transform, but how do I search for only lines within some threshold of a certain angle(s)?
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Get Coordinates in Image Processing

I'm new to Mathematica. I'm very impressed about it's abilities. It's very easy to achieve complex tasks. But I fail the simple ones. How can I get coordinates in image processing? I'd like to ...
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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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How to detect crosses and circles in 60x60 raster images?

I have hand-written 60 pixel times 60 pixel squares. I need to detect whether they are empty, x or circle. TextRecognize function fails. Is there some other function to process this kind of raster ...
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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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Find white regions in image

At the white regions of this image I want to add a few random arrows. I would like to realize two different of adding the random arrows: The arrows may not leave the white region The arrows have to ...
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Composing an image with a plot

I'm trying to illustrate the solutions to a textbook problem dealing with quadratic functions. This will involve plotting a quadratic and overlaying the plot and the image. Here is the textbook ...
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Round image corners [duplicate]

I just read StackExchange blog It’s OK to Ask and Answer Your Own Questions which even encourages it and decided to ask about a problem I now know how to solve. But I found an elegant answer only ...
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Find components which have intersections with designated lines

I have an image with several disconnected components, and I want to find all the components which have intersections with some designated lines which I generated previously. The image: And the line ...
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Applying a transformation rule on an Image

I haven't been able to figure out why the following doesn't work: ...
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Search the neighborhood area along a line in an image

I am trying to search for the black areas along a line (the horizontal line shown below). Though it is straight in this picture, it could be of irregular shape in other cases. It seems that the ...
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Extract connected components from PNG image file and write to individual PNG files

Given the PNG image below with the three leaves in it, I'd like to extract each individual leaf and write it to its own PNG file, using Mathematica 9. Note that in the original image, the box bounding ...
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Automatically shrink stretched images back to their original dimensions

We all sometimes find images on the web that are carelessly stretched to larger dimensions than original, which results in nothing but a reduction of the detail / dimensions ratio. See Original vs ...
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Parameters for the CIE XYZ Color Space in Mathematica

In Mathematica, producing a color based on its RGB parameters is easy; one can use (for example) ...
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Scaling an image with “Drawing Tools” primitives on it

Imagine I doodle with the "Drawing tools" pen, or place lines on an image after importing it. Now say I want to scale this image by some constant factor $C$ while maintaining the same aspect ratio. ...
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Introduction of bias during brightness and contrast manipulation of an image

Quoting from Nature magazine's "Image integrity" guidelines: Processing (such as changing brightness and contrast) is appropriate only when it is applied equally across the entire image and is ...
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Digital Elevation Maps (DEM) are Warped yet ReliefPlot renders as a rectangle - how do i join?

I downloaded several USGS Digital Elevation Maps (DEM files) corresponding to 12 adjacent areas. Each file Imports[] into Mathematica and I can render the individual ...
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How do I put an image on the complex plane?

I watched this video and became interested in transforming an image. But I have no good idea on how to embed an image in the complex plane using Mathematica. I have a method that seems to work, but ...
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How can I detect a rectangular region of interest in a picture?

Here is a downsampled input image I converted to greyscale. To select the rectangular region of interest we first preform preprocessing: ...
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Weird resampling when I try to export an Image

Mathematica language newbie here. I wrote the following code to quantize an image: ...
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Voronoi diagrams for generators other than points

Any suggestions how to determine Voronoi diagram for sites other than points, as e.g. in the picture below? Input is a raster image.
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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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Extract data from plots in papers including error bars

I would like to know how to extract data from plots in a paper and, also, how to do that in a way that include error bars. I know there are specific softwares to do that, e.g. Plot Digitizer, which ...
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Number of edges to each polygon of a graph constructed from an image

I have an image which looks like from How to convert an image to a graph and get the positions of the edges? which by using MorphologicalGraph becomes a graph ...
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Image processing: Floor plan - detecting rooms' borders (area) and room names' texts

Here is a simple building floor plan. I would like to derive the rooms as (rectangular) components and the names of the rooms. This is very common representation of building floor plans. The ...
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How does DistanceFunction work with images in ClusteringComponents?

Does anyone know the syntax to DistanceFunction? I am trying to define my own function to use with ClusteringComponents; e.g., ...
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Filter bright dots from the gradient of the image

I am wondering how to filter out bright dots in the picture, which are caused by background noise. I have used gradient filter in mathematica but it doesn't help. Is there anyway, that I can plot ...
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How to remove border points from InputForm?

I have this code, and it generates the below ListStreamPlot. The second graph is the ListStreamPlot overlaid with the points ...
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How can I find a particular character in an image that has many similar Chinese characters? [duplicate]

The Chinese characters "竟" and "竞" are very similar in their appearance. I am trying to find "竟" in the following picture. I tried use TextRecognize but it ...
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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 remove constant background from an image?

I'm not sure how to remove the paper background from this logo with v9. This is really not the same as this question, but I think similar methods apply.