Digital Image Processing: Image Processing and Analysis with the Power of Mathematica

July 7, 2000--Wolfram Research announces the release of Digital Image Processing, a new Mathematica application package with a powerful collection of fundamental and advanced image processing tools. Because Digital Image Processing's functionality is completely integrated into Mathematica, users can perform much more sophisticated analyses with it than with standard image processing software.

Digital Image Processing was designed for engineers, scientists, medical professionals, and students who need versatile, comprehensive image processing software. The package contains a large assortment of image transformation and manipulation tools as well as an interactive manual and tutorial to get new users started quickly. Advanced users can take advantage of the flexibility of Mathematica to create and automate custom analyses and to design prototype procedures and algorithms.

With Digital Image Processing you can:

  • Import and export more than 15 standard image formats
  • Use grayscale, RGB, HSV, and CMYK color models
  • Apply dozens of predefined filters and filter-design algorithms
  • Perform region-of-interest processing over arbitrary polygonal regions
  • Smooth and sharpen images and reduce noise
"I knew I was dealing with a powerful product when I encountered in the User's Guide an animation of morphological modifications to an image. The scope that features like this provide for sharing results with domain experts who aren't image processing experts or mathematicians is tremendous," says Dr. Barrie Stokes, a mathematical and statistical consultant and Director of Systemathica Pty Limited.

Dr. Mariusz Jankowski, the author of Digital Image Processing, has won numerous awards for his work in electrical engineering education. This package and its accompanying documentation are based in part on his University of Southern Maine courses, which incorporate the use of professional, state-of-the-art tools.

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