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Interactive Image Processing Front End Using MathLink

Junzo Sato
RoboDog, Japan

Chikara Miyaji
University of Tsukuba, Japan

Mariusz Jankowski
University of Southern Maine, USA

It is not easy for commercial image-processing software to add image-processing effects or create new functions by combining tools. Mathematica facilitates writing extensions because mathematical expressions of image processing are achieved and functions are defined simply. On the other hand, the existing notebook front end lacks interactive processing such as direct manipulation of the graphics image with a mouse. Thus the authors have developed, using MathLink, an Interactive Image Processing Front End (for short, Image Processing Front End) with a variety of extensions. With this Image Processing Front End, the image processing can be done interactively and Mathematica's programming ability is effectively used.

Advantages of this software are as follows:
1) A mouse and menus are available to draw pictures, similar to painting software.
2) It can read and write various graphic formats of image files.
3) Image-processing operations are defined as Mathematica functions.
4) Responses of a mouse and menus are defined as Mathematica functions.

south.rotol.ramk.fi/~keranen/IMS99/paper38/ims99paper38.pdf
south.rotol.ramk.fi/~keranen/IMS99/paper38/ims99paper38.nb


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