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imread: Image reading library

Project description

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imread: Read Image Files
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Simple module with a small number of functions:

imread
Reads an image file
imread_multi
Reads an image file with multiple images. Currently, TIFF and STK (a TIFF
sub-based format) support this function.
imsave
Writes an image file

Example (which uses `mahotas <http://luispedro.org/software/mahotas>`__ for
Gaussian filtering)::


from imread import imread, imsave
from mahotas import gaussian_filter
lena = imread('lena.jpeg')

lena = gaussian_filter(lena.astype(float), 4.)
imsave('lena-filtered.jpeg', lena)


This grew out of frustration at current image loading solutions in Python, in
either my packages [mahotas] or packages from others [scikits.image, for
example].

The relationship with numpy is very contained and this could be easily
repurposed to load images in other frameworks, even other programming
languages.


Dependencies
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To install on debian/ubuntu::

sudo apt-get install libpng12-dev libtiff4-dev libwebp-dev

To install on Mac::

sudo port install libpng tiff webp

Bug Reports
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Please report any bugs either on github or by email to luis@luispedro.org

If you are not sure of whether this is the correct behaviour, you can discuss
this on the
`pythonvision mailing list <https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/pythonvision>`__

If at all possible, include a small image as a test case.

History
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Version 0.2.4 (2012-06-26)
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- Add lzw.cpp to source distribution
- Support saving 16-bit TIFF
- Better Mac OS support (patch from Alexander Bohn)

Version 0.2.3 (2012-06-8)
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- Fix imread_multi

Version 0.2.2 (2012-06-5)
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- Add `formatstr` argument to imread
- Open files in binary mode on Windows (patch by Christoph Gohlke)
- Read-only support for LSM files
- Read-only support for XCF files (through `xcf2png`)
- Fix writing of non-contiguous images (at least PNG was affected)


Version 0.2.1 (2012-02-11)
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- Add missing files to distribution

Version 0.2 (2012-03-19)
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- Compile on MSVC++ (Patches by Christoph Gohlke)
- Support for WebP
- Support for 1-bit TIFFs
- Better error message
- Support for multi-page TIFF reading
- Experimental read-only support for STK files


Version 0.1 (2012-02-28)
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- Support for PNG
- Support for TIFF
- Support for JPEG

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