Filter Programs for Manipulating Images
Vista includes UNIX filter programs for scaling, cropping and rotating
images, adjusting image brightness and contrast, converting images from one
pixel representation to another, performing an arithmetic or logical
operation on each pixel of an image, convolving images, computing pixel
statistics, estimating the gradient of an image, computing the Fourier
transform of an image, and computing the magnitude and phase of a complex
Interactive Programs for Manipulating Images
Vista includes a collection of interactive programs for manipulating images
under X Windows. There are menu-driven programs for displaying images and
edge vectors, cropping images, and adjusting image brightness and contrast.
(Some of these programs require the OSF/Motif widget library.)
Vista includes programs for converting Vista images to and from ``Portable
Graymap'' (PGM) format, for rendering images and edge vectors using
PostScript, and for arranging multiple PostScript figures on a single page.
Standard Vision Algorithms
Vista includes implementations of Canny's edge detector, algorithms for
approximating edges by straight lines, Lucas' and Kanade's optical flow
estimation procedure, and Tsai's camera calibration procedure.
Vista includes libraries of routines for performing each of the operations
listed above, from scaling images to calibrating camera models. There are
also routines for reading and writing Vista data files, reporting errors,
parsing command line options, and generating PostScript documents.
Image Display Widget
Vista includes a widget for displaying images under X Windows. The widget
has built-in support for color allocation and dithering to accommodate
various displays having from 1 to 24 planes. It provides user controls for
panning and zooming the displayed image. The widget is compatible with
other widget sets based on the X Toolkit, including the MIT Athena and
User Interface Toolkit
Vista includes a package that simplifies the task of creating an
application that runs under X Windows for displaying an image and lines
while accepting user input through menus and dialog boxes. The package
shields the programmer from having to understand a widget set, the X
Toolkit, and the Xlib library. The package itself uses the OSF/Motif
widget set, but it is designed for easy porting to other widget sets.
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