Image Processing Toolbox

Exploration and Discovery

Image Processing Toolbox supports images and video generated by a wide range of devices, including webcams, digital cameras, satellite and airborne sensors, medical imaging devices, microscopes, telescopes, and other scientific instruments. You can use functions and apps to visualize, analyze, and process these images in many data types.

With Image Acquisition Toolbox™ you can acquire live images and video from frame grabbers, GigE Vision cameras, DCAM cameras, and other devices.

Standard and Specialized File Formats

MATLAB® supports standard data and image formats including:

  • AVI
  • JPEG
  • JPEG-2000
  • FITS
  • HDF
  • HDF-EOS
  • M4V
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • PNG
  • TIFF
  • ASCII
  • Binary files
  • Microsoft® Excel®

It also supports the multiband image formats BIP and BIL, as used by LANDSAT. Low-level I/O and memory mapping functions enable you to develop custom routines for working with any data format.

Image Processing Toolbox supports a number of specialized image file formats. For medical images, it supports DICOM files, including associated metadata, as well as the Analyze 7.5 and Interfile formats. The toolbox can also read geospatial images in NITF files and high dynamic range images in HDR files.

Apps for Exploration and Discovery

The toolbox provides a suite of image processing apps to explore and discover various algorithmic approaches. With the Color Thresholder app, you can segment an image based on various color spaces. The Image Viewer app lets you interactively place and manipulate ROIs, including points, lines, rectangles, polygons, ellipses, and freehand shapes. You can also view pixel information, pan and zoom, adjust contrast, and measure distances. Alternatively, you can perform these tasks programmatically and use individual functions to create custom interfaces.

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