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Wolfram Research Adds Major New Functionality to Digital Image Processing for Mathematica

Published September 20, 2005

September 20, 2005–Digital Image Processing 2, released today by Wolfram Research, introduces over 60 new functions, options, and major modules for fast and powerful image processing on the desktop. The upgraded application package is designed for students and professionals, and works with the latest version of Mathematica to provide more sophisticated analyses than any standard image processing software.

Digital Image Processing retains its ease of use, but now features over 200 built-in functions for processing color and grayscale images or other n-dimensional signals. These new functions provide major improvements to many important image processing capabilities, including:

  • Color space transformations
  • Connected component analysis
  • Watershed transform
  • Canny and Shen-Castan edge detection
  • Smoothing, noise reduction, and image morphology operations
  • Iterative and non-iterative image restoration
  • Spectral analysis

Beginning users will find Digital Image Processing accessible right out of the box with a comprehensive college-level tutorial that takes them through many common and one-of-a-kind image processing problems. Advanced users will especially benefit from the extensive new functionality to quickly create automated custom analyses, develop algorithms, and prototype new image processing procedures.

For hands-on training, Digital Image Processing developer Dr. Mariusz Jankowski will lead a special two-hour introductory workshop at the 2005 Wolfram Technology Conference, which will take place in Champaign, Illinois, from October 6-8. A more intensive course, also taught by Dr. Jankowski, is offered by the Wolfram Education Group.

This release of Digital Image Processing is part of a key Wolfram Partnerships Group initiative to team up with developers and bring innovative software solutions to Mathematica users. Mathematica application developers and others interested in working with Wolfram Research should contact partnerships@wolfram.com for details.

Digital Image Processing requires Mathematica 5.0 or higher and works on all Mathematica platforms except IBM AIX.

More information is available on the Digital Image Processing website.