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Programming in MATLAB ® by Ram N. Patel

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13

Digital Image Processing

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • understand the basics of image processing and types of images
  • analyze an image and find its features
  • perform basic operations on images
  • perform advanced morphological operations
  • understand image filtering operations
  • enhance images and develop various applications

13.1 Introduction

Human beings are predominantly visual creatures. Humans have evolved very precise visual skills; we can identify a face in an instance, we can differentiate colors, and can process a large amount of visual information very quickly. Human beings like images that look pretty. The field of image processing has developed because of this very natural tendency of human beings.

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