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395 Digital Image Processing

Barbara Nostrand, Ph.D.

Welcome to Image Processing. This is the homepage for the course. Computers are used to process images for a variety of purposes. Images are routinely enhanced and transformed in electronic darkroom applications such as Photoshop and Gimp. Computers are used for remote viewing in applications ranging from astronomy to hazardous materials handling. Image processing is used to process CAT scans, sattelite images, seismographic data, microscopic images, and many other kinds of data which can be visually presented to human beings. Image Processing leads into the realm of Computer Vision where real-time images are used to control processes, enable computer navigation, automatic recognition of physological features from finger prints and retinal scans to human expressions, and ultimately to control physical appliances from factory automation to humanoid robots.

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