Introduction to the Image Processing Functions

Summary

Learn about the LEADTOOLS SDK image processing commands used to develop applications in .NET Framework, .NET Core, iOS / OS X, Java (Windows/Android), and C/C++ Libraries. Browse the images for each command and use the link to find the SDK in the documentation.

Image Processing Function Types

Color Algorithms: Intensity, Saturation, Contrast

Member Before After Description
Adaptive Contrast Adaptive Contrast Function - Before Adaptive Contrast Function - After
Summary
Adaptive contrast enhancement (ACE) to regions that are low in contrast. This is different from histogram-based techniques which are based on all image pixels.
Usage
Improve image display by increasing contrast in areas that have low contrast.
Adjust Tint Adjust Tint Function - Before Adjust Tint Function - After
Summary
Adjusts the image tint by changing the colors in an image by using two separate color wheel rotations.
Usage
Swing the image colors between the red, green, and blue.
Apply Mathematical Logic Apply Mathematical Logic Function - Before Apply Mathematical Logic Function - After
Summary
Performs specific mathematical or logical operations on the colors of an image.
Usage
Change image color by applying different unary mathematical or logical operations.
Auto Color Level Auto Color Level Function - Before Auto Color Level Function - After
Summary
Applies one of several types of automatic color leveling to an image.
Usage
Automatically adjust an image's tonal range, color levels and contrast.
Average Filter Average Filter Function - Before Average Filter Function - After
Summary
Changes the color of each pixel in a image to the average color of pixels in its neighborhood. This results in a blur effect.
Usage
Remove noise and blur.
Balance Colors Balance Colors Function - Before Balance Colors Function - After
Summary
Redistributes the RGB values of the specified image, using the values stored in the specified structures.
Usage
Balance image colors according to specified weights.
Channel Mixer Channel Mixer Function - Before Channel Mixer Function - After
Summary
Redistributes the RGB values of the specified image according to specified mixing rule.
Usage
Mix the image channels color data.
Color Halftone Color Halftone Function - Before Color Halftone Function - After
Summary
Converts a 1-, 4-, 8-, 16-, 24-, or 32-bit image to a halftoned image, with a specified pattern rotation. A halftoned image is a 1-bit image that has been dithered for black and white printing or display.
Usage
View the image as a pattern of small spots with a limited number of colors. Used for simple printing processes.
Color Intensity Balance Color Intensity Balance Function - Before Color Intensity Balance Function - After
Summary
Change the distribution of the red, green, or blue channels.
Usage
Produce an image with balanced intensity and enhanced view.
Color Level Color Level Function - Before Color Level Function - After
Summary
Applies color leveling to an image. It changes the image shadows, midtones and highlights.
Usage
Adjust an image's tonal range and contrast.
Color Merge Color Merge Function - Before Color Merge Function - After
Summary
Creates a color image by merging grayscale images that were created as color separations.
Usage
Combine image color channels according to its color space.
Color Replace Color Replace Function - Before Color Replace Function - After
Summary
Replace specified colors by adjusting new value of hue, saturation and brightness.
Usage
Change certain color in the image to other selected color.
Color Separate Color Separate Function - Before Color Separate Function - After
Summary
Separates the specified image by color plane to produce one grayscale image per plane. You can specify any of several color-space models, including CMYK.
Usage
Separate image color channels to a new color spaces.
Color Threshold Color Threshold Function - Before Color Threshold Function - After
Summary
Thresholds the image based on one of any eight color spaces.
Usage
Extract object with certain color threshold.
Colorize Gray Colorize Gray Function - Before Colorize Gray Function - After
Summary
Colorize the grayscale image by specifying ranges of grayscale intensities and their corresponding RGB value.
Usage
Colorize gray scale images.
Contrast Brightness Intensity Contrast Brightness Intensity Function - Before Contrast Brightness Intensity Function - After
Summary
Applies contrast, brightness and intensity adjustments to enhance the image tonal range.
Usage
Change the Brightness, Intensity, and Contrast of an image with a single function call.
Change Contrast Change Contrast Function - Before Change Contrast Function - After
Summary
Increases or decreases the contrast of the image.
Usage
Change image brightness and contrast.
Convert to Colored Gray Convert to Colored Gray Function - Before Convert to Colored Gray Function - After
Summary
Converts an image to a grayscale image, and then enhances the color components based on the specified parameters.
Usage
Convert grayscale images to a colored one based on channels factors.
Desaturate Desaturate Function - Before Desaturate Function - After
Summary
Converts the image to a grayscale level by reducing the saturation of each color to zero. The conversion will not change the color resolution.
Usage
Convert the image colors to a grayscale.
Direction Edge Statistical Direction Edge Statistical Function - Before Direction Edge Statistical Function - After
Summary
Detects the variation of colors in the specified direction using statistical indices.
Usage
Binarize the image and outline the objects.
Dynamic Binary Dynamic Binary Function - Before Dynamic Binary Function - After
Summary
Binarize an image by using a different threshold value for each pixel of the image.
Usage
Create an intelligent binary image.
Functional Light Functional Light Function - Before Functional Light Function - After
Summary
Lights the image according to a certain function-based distribution, hi-lighting, or darkening some regions inside the image.
Usage
Produce an image that looks like as if there is light directed into it.
Gray Scale to Duotone Gray Scale to Duotone Function - Before Gray Scale to Duotone Function - After
Summary
Converts the grayscale image into a colored one by mixing or replacing the original values of the pixels with new colors.
Usage
Colorize grayscale images.
Gray Scale to Multitone Gray Scale to Multitone Function - Before Gray Scale to Multitone Function - After
Summary
Converts a grayscale image into a colored one by mixing or replacing the original values of the pixels with one or more new colors.
Usage
Colorize grayscale images.
Gray Scale Grayscale 8-bit Function - Before Grayscale 8-bit Function - After
Summary
Converts colored images to 8-, 12-, and 16-Bit gray scale image.
Usage
Change colored image into gray scale to add an artistic range of gray shades and create a smaller file size.
Histogram Contrast Histogram Contrast Function - Before Histogram Contrast Function - After
Summary
Increases or decreases the contrast of the image using its histogram to determine the median brightness as opposed to using an arbitrary value of 128. This function finds the median brightness of the image, then brightens the pixels with values above the median and darkens the pixels with values below the median.
Usage
Increase or decrease the contrast of an image.
Histogram Equalize Histogram Equalize Function - Before Histogram Equalize Function - After
Summary
Linearizes the number of pixels and enhance the details in an image based on the specified (RGB, YUV, or GRAY) color space by redistributing the colors intensities according to its histogram data.
Usage
Bring out the details in dark areas of an image.
Hue Saturation Intensity Change Change Hue Saturation Intensity Function - Before Change Hue Saturation Intensity Function - After
Summary
Changes the hue, saturation and intensity for all or specified colors in the image.
Usage
Change the image hue, saturation and intensity values for specified colors in the image.
Hue Change Change Hue Function - Before Change Hue Function - After
Summary
Changes the hue of colors in an image by rotating the color wheel a specified number of degrees.
Usage
Change the Chrominance (Hue Channel) of an image.
Intensity Detect Intensity Detect Function - Before Intensity Detect Function - After
Summary
Divides the image into binary segments according to specified thresholds.
Usage
Segment the image and converting the image into a binary one. Useful for color reduction and segmentation.
Change Intensity Change Intensity Function - Before Change Intensity Function - After
Summary
Changes the intensity (brightness) of the image.
Usage
Change the intensity (brightness) of the image.
Invert Invert Function - Before Invert Function - After
Summary
Inverts the colors in the specified image, making it like a photographic negative.
Usage
Convert the image to its photographic negative.
Inverted Text Inverted Text Function - Before Inverted Text Function - After
Summary
Finds and modifies areas of inverted text in a 1-bit black and white image.
Usage
Invert the text and its background colors in order to allow more accurate OCR detection.
Light Control Light Control Function - Before Light Control Function - After
Summary
Controls the light levels of the image.
Usage
Reveal the detail of dark or highlight areas.
Mathematical Function Mathematical Function Function - Before Mathematical Function Function - After
Summary
Re-mapping the image colors according to a mathematical function such as square, log, square root, sine and cosine.
Usage
Re-map image colors according to mathematical functions.
Multiply Multiply Function - Before Multiply Function - After
Summary
Increases or decreases the brightness in the image by multiplying its colors with constant.
Usage
Change image brightness.
Multiscale Enhancement Multiscale Enhancement Function - Before Multiscale Enhancement Function - After
Summary
Enhance images' contrast, edges, and density range of Computed Radiography (CR), in a way that all relevant image features are rendered to an appropriate level of visibility.
Usage
Enhance medical images using advanced methods.
Remap Hue Remap Hue Function - Before Remap Hue Function - After
Summary
Uses a lookup table to change an image's hue values.
Usage
Remap a range of Hue color values to another range.
Remap Intensity Remap Intensity Function - Before Remap Intensity Function - After
Summary
Uses a lookup table to change an image's intensity values. You can apply the change to red, green, blue, or all color channels.
Usage
Remap the colors intensities to user specified values.
Sample Target Sample Target Function - Before Sample Target Function - After
Summary
Corrects color values by shifting the sample colors to the target colors.
Usage
Correct image colors in shadows, midtones and highlight ranges.
Change Saturation Change Saturation Function - Before Change Saturation Function - After
Summary
Increases or decreases the saturation of colors in an image.
Usage
Change the chrominance of the image colors (Saturation).
Segment Segment Function - Before Segment Function - After
Summary
Divides image into segments where each segment's pixels have approximately the same color (homogenous color).
Usage
Group pixels with approximately similar color into one segment.
Selective Color Selective Color Function - Before Selective Color Function - After
Summary
Applies a selective color to an image.
Usage
Change image colors smoothly.
Swap Colors Swap Colors Function - Before Swap Colors Function - After
Summary
Swaps the specified color channels.
Usage
Swap image's color channels.

Images Combination: Merge Images and Graphics

Member Before After Description
Alpha Blend Alpha Blend Function - Before Alpha Blend Function - After
Summary
Combines image data from two images, using the specified opacity value.
Usage
Combine images by specifying blending factor.
Clouds Clouds Function - Before Clouds Function - After
Summary
Applies the cloud effect on the image by generating clouds according to a given seed value.
Usage
Add cloud texture to the image.
Combine Combine Function - Before Combine Function - After
Summary
Combines image data from two images (source and destination), letting you specify the areas to be combined, the operations to be performed when combining the data, and which color planes (R or G or B or R, G, and B) are used.
Usage
Combine images based on specified arithmetic operations.
Lens Flare Lens Flare Function - Before Lens Flare Function - After
Summary
Simulates the secondary reflections caused when bright lights are facing the camera lens. The lens flare is refracted into a series of lightened circles that surround the flare center point.
Usage
Simulate the effect of light strokes camera lens; produces an artistic effect for a fine arts or commercial project.
Vignette Vignette Function - Before Vignette Function - After
Summary
Draws a specified shape and feathers it to the image.
Usage
Draw a circle, ellipse, rectangle or square to create a vignette shape and then a color is feathered to the image, filling either the inside or the outside of the vignette shape.

Graphics Processing: Crop, Deskew, Border, Enhancement, Sharpen and others

Member Before After Description
Pencil (Advanced Colored) Advanced Colored Pencil Function - Before Advanced Colored Pencil Function - After
Summary
Creates the look of a drawn picture with user-defined outlines, coloring type, pencil, and paper roughness. For a simpler option, view Simple Colored Pencil.
Usage
Create artistic images with the feel of a colored pencil drawing.
Auto Binary Segment Auto Binary Segment Function - Before Auto Binary Segment Function - After
Summary
Creates a binary segmentation to the image using a two-peak method of statistical analysis of the histogram.
Usage
Allows for easy separation of an object from its background.
Auto Contrast Auto Contrast Function - Before Auto Contrast Function - After
Summary
Increases the overall contrast without changing the colors of the image.
Usage
Make the image look sharper.
Auto Crop Auto Crop Function - Before Auto Crop Function - After
Summary
Trims the current image, removing blank space around the edges.
Usage
Automatically remove border and the black spaces.
Auto Intensity Auto Intensity Function - Before Auto Intensity Function - After
Summary
Increases the intensity value of each pixel.
Usage
Make the image look generally brighter.
Border Remove Border Remove Function - Before Border Remove Function - After
Summary
Finds and removes the black borders in a 1-bit black and white image.
Usage
Remove the image borders in order to allow more accurate OCR detection.
Bricks Texture Bricks Texture Function - Before Bricks Texture Function - After
Summary
Creates the look of bricks on top of the image with user-defined brick shading and colored grout.
Usage
Creative design and manipulation.
Canvas Canvas Function - Before Canvas Function - After
Summary
Creates the look of the image on a canvas with user-defined tiling.
Usage
Add a canvas effect for an artistic rendition of the image.
Color Resolution Color Resolution Segment Function - Before Color Resolution Segment Function - After
Summary
Changes the color resolution of the image with user-defined settings.
Usage
Create an image with a specified color resolution and palette.
Colored Balls Colored Balls Function - Before Colored Balls Function - After
Summary
Turns each section of the image into user-defined colored balls.
Usage
Convert the image into a collection of colored balls using the colors of the pixels in the vicinity.
Colored Pencil Colored Pencil Function - Before Colored Pencil Function - After
Summary
Applies an effect to an image that makes it look like it has been drawn with colored pencils.
Usage
Apply an artistic effect to a image that makes it look like it has been drawn with colored pencils.
Deskew Deskew Function - Before Deskew Function - After
Summary
Rotates the specified image to straighten it. This function typically is used to automatically straighten scanned images.
Usage
Correct the image angle automatically.
Burkes Dithering Color Resolution: Burkes Dithering Function - Before Color Resolution: Burkes Dithering Function - After
Summary
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel using the Burkes Dithering method.
Usage
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel.
Clustered Dithering Color Resolution: Clustered Dithering Function - Before Color Resolution: Clustered Dithering Function - After
Summary
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel using the Clustered Dithering method.
Usage
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel.
Floyd-Steinburg Dithering Color Resolution: Floyd-Steinburg Dithering Function - Before Color Resolution: Floyd-Steinburg Dithering Function - After
Summary
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel using the Floyd-Steinburg Dithering method.
Usage
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel.
Jarvis Dithering Color Resolution: Jarvis Dithering Function - Before Color Resolution: Jarvis Dithering Function - After
Summary
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel using the Jarvis Dithering method.
Usage
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel.
No Dithering Color Resolution: No Dithering Function - Before Color Resolution: No Dithering Function - After
Summary
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel with no dithering.
Usage
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel.
Ordered Dithering Color Resolution: Ordered Dithering Function - Before Color Resolution: Ordered Dithering Function - After
Summary
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel using the Ordered Dithering method.
Usage
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel.
Sierra Dithering Color Resolution: Sierra Dithering Function - Before Color Resolution: Sierra Dithering Function - After
Summary
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel using the Sierra Dithering method.
Usage
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel.
Stevenson-Arce Dithering Color Resolution: Stevenson-Arce Dithering Function - Before Color Resolution: Stevenson-Arce Dithering Function - After
Summary
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel using the Stevenson-Arce Dithering method.
Usage
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel.
Stucki Dithering Color Resolution: Stucki Dithering Function - Before Color Resolution: Stucki Dithering Function - After
Summary
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel using the Stucki Dithering method.
Usage
Converts an image from any bits-per-pixel to any bits-per-pixel.
Edge Detect Effect Edge Detect Effect Function - Before Edge Detect Effect Function - After
Summary
Detects the edges in an image and their strength.
Usage
Detect edges in the image.
Edge Detector Edge Detector Function - Before Edge Detector Function - After
Summary
Applies the specified edge filter to the specified image.
Usage
Binarize the image and outline the objects.
Frame Add Frame Add Function - Before Frame Add Function - After
Summary
Adds a chosen frame to be placed either within the image or on the border of the image, and with the option to mask the image with a transparent color of choice.
Usage
Make the image look like a framed portrait.
Gaussian Filter Gaussian Filter Function - Before Gaussian Filter Function - After
Summary
Smoothes or blurs an image by applying a Gaussian filter to the specified image.
Usage
Remove noise and blur.
Glare Detection Glare Detection Function - Before Glare Detection Function - After
Summary
Detects the region of glare and returns the coordinates surrounding the region within the image.
Usage
Detect the glare area within an image.
Glow Glow Function - Before Glow Function - After
Summary
Makes the colored edges shine with a neon glow.
Usage
Detect image edges and give them an artistic look.
Gwire Tool Gwire Tool Function - Before Gwire Tool Function - After
Summary
Performs semi-automatic segmentation by creating minimal paths that follow the boundaries of the objects in the image.
Usage
Outline objects within an image with curving lines and separate that object from its original location.
Intelligent Down Scale Intelligent Down Scale Function - Before Intelligent Down Scale Function - After
Summary
Reduces the image size while preserving important features automatically. Also, it can remove or preserve certain objects chosen by the user without affecting the natural look of the image.
Usage
Resize an image while reducing stretching and squishing effects.
Intelligent Up Scale Intelligent Up Scale Function - Before Intelligent Up Scale Function - After
Summary
Increases the size of the image while preserving important features automatically. Also, it preserves selected objects without affecting the natural look of the image.
Usage
Resize an image while reducing stretching and squishing effects.
Leveling Leveling Function - Before Leveling Function - After
Summary
Enhances contrast and intensity, turning the dark values darker and the light values lighter enhancing shadows and brightens the image.
Usage
Make the image look generally brighter.
Lighting Effect Lighting Effect Function - Before Lighting Effect Function - After
Summary
Add directed lighting source spot to the image with user-defined settings.
Usage
Produce an image that looks like as if there is light directed into it.
Line Remove Line Remove Function - Before Line Remove Function - After
Summary
Finds and removes horizontal and vertical lines in a 1-bit black and white image.
Usage
Remove the lines in order to allow more accurate OCR detection.
Local Histogram Equalize Local Equalize Function - Before Local Equalize Function - After
Summary
Brings out details in areas of an image that are too dark or too bright.
Usage
Enhance the image details where the subject is in a dark room and it has good lighting on it but its surrounding is very dark.
Match Histogram Match Histogram Function - Before Match Histogram Function - After
Summary
Transforms an image so that its histogram matches a reference images's histogram.
Usage
Use to bring out the detail in dark areas of an image, such as pre-processing images for the purpose of improving barcode recognition results.
Mosaic Tiles Mosaic Tiles Segment Function - Before Mosaic Tiles Segment Function - After
Summary
Creates a mosaic effect on an image by dividing an image into rectangular or arc-shaped cells with irregular boundaries and modifying the color of each cell.
Usage
Render an image with a mosaic effect as if it is painted over tiles.
Otsu Thresholding Otsu Thresholding Function - Before Otsu Thresholding Function - After
Summary
Performs image segmentation and color reduction using Otsu clustering on grayscale images.
Usage
Use as a way to binarize an image.
Perspective Deskew Perspective Deskew Function - Before Perspective Deskew Function - After
Summary
Correct depth (z-axis) deformation as well as deformation along the x- and y- axes.
Usage
Correct the image angle and perspective automatically.
Perspective Perspective Function - Before Perspective Function - After
Summary
Gives an image a 3D effect, as if it exists on a flat plane and has been skewed into a different shape.
Usage
Give the image a 3-D effect, as if it exists on a flat plane and has been skewed into a different shape.
Rake Remove Rake Remove Function - Before Rake Remove Function - After
Summary
Removes the isolated data rakes from 1-bit black and white images.
Usage
Remove data rakes from documents and forms.
Remove Red Eye Remove Red Eye Function - Before Remove Red Eye Function - After
Summary
Removes the "red eye" effect in color images by converting the red color in the eye to the new specified color.
Usage
Remove the redness from eye.
Replace Color Replace Color Function - Before Replace Color Function - After
Summary
Allows the user to choose colors within the image and transform it.
Usage
Creative design and manipulation.
Roman Mosaic Roman Mosaic Function - Before Roman Mosaic Function - After
Summary
Segments the image into tiles that are colored after the pixels found in the region.
Usage
Create the look of a roman mosaic on top of the image.
Sharpen Sharpen Function - Before Sharpen Function - After
Summary
Increases or decreases the sharpness of the image in the specified image.
Usage
Sharpen the image edges.
Shear Shear Function - Before Shear Function - After
Summary
Moves the corners of an image in the fashion of a parallelogram.
Usage
Move the corners of the image in the fashion of a parallelogram.
Shift Data Shift Data Function - Before Shift Data Function - After
Summary
Select a specified number of bits from an 8, 12 or 16-bit grayscale image into a mask and place the mask in a new 8-bit gray image.
Usage
Use as a visualization aid to select certain bits of the supported type image and display them in another image. Also used for Motorola image formats.
Shrink Wrap Tool Shrink Wrap Tool Function - Before Shrink Wrap Tool Function - After
Summary
Performs automated segmentation of a rectangular or circular area in the image using the specified threshold.
Usage
Separate an object or text from its background.
Sigma Sigma Function - Before Sigma Function - After
Summary
Performs an edge-preserving average filter on the image.
Usage
Highlight edges in medical images by averaging pixels.
Pencil (Simple Colored) Simple Colored Pencil Function - Before Simple Colored Pencil Function - After
Summary
Creates the look of a drawn picture with defined intensity. For extended options, view Advanced Colored Pencil.
Usage
Create artistic images with the feel of a colored pencil drawing.
Skeleton Skeleton Function - Before Skeleton Function - After
Summary
Finds the skeleton of objects or regions in the image.
Usage
Make the skeleton of an object or region stand out from the rest of the image.
Star Draw Star Draw Function - Before Star Draw Function - After
Summary
Draws a star on the image with defined size, position and color.
Usage
Mark specific parts of an image or designate an image as special.
Stent Enhancement Stent Enhancement Function - Before Stent Enhancement Function - After
Summary
This enhances the visibility of the stent device in X-Ray angiography sequence of the coronary arteries.
Usage
Performs a digital stent enhancement on a sequence of X-Ray frames.
Subtract Background Subtract Background Function - Before Subtract Background Function - After
Summary
Removes the background from an image.
Usage
Improve the quality of the image, remove background and increase the visibility of the details.
Tissue Equalize Tissue Equalize Function - Before Tissue Equalize Function - After
Summary
Performs equalization between the hard tissue and the soft tissue in X-ray images, resulting in better quality for better interpretation and understanding of the image.
Usage
Improve the results in processing and recognition of Medical X-Ray and CT Images.
Unsharp Mask Unsharp Mask Function - Before Unsharp Mask Function - After
Summary
Sharpens the specified image by combining a blurred negative version of the image to the original image. Unsharp masking amplifies high-frequency components in the image (details).
Usage
Enhances the details within an image.
UnWarp UnWarp Function - Before UnWarp Function - After
Summary
Removes the distortion in an image of a cylindrical object, as if removing a label off of a cylinder and flattening it out.
Usage
Make warped text easier to read and store it as a separate image.
User Defined Filter User Filter Function - Before User Filter Function - After
Summary
Apply filtering on the image based on specified user defined mask coefficients.
Usage
Apply user defined filter on the image.
Window Level Window Level Function - Before Window Level Function - After
Summary
Converts a 12 or 16-bit grayscale image to an 8-bit grayscale or a 24-bit RGB image.
Usage
Change the image depth and data according to its original Lookup Table.

Noise

Member Before After Description
Add Noise Add Noise Function - Before Add Noise Function - After
Summary
Adds random pixels to an image, letting you specify the percentage of coverage and the color plane.
Usage
Add random noise to the image.
Aging Aging Function - Before Aging Function - After
Summary
Adds old films distortions to the image.
Usage
Give an old fashioned appearance to an image.
Anisotropic Diffusion Anisotropic Diffusion Function - Before Anisotropic Diffusion Function - After
Summary
Performs a 2-Dimensional Anisotropic Diffusion filter on an image for reduction of varied patterned and non-patterned noise.
Usage
Reduce noise in images, more specifically medical images. Images with a great amount of periodic noise in them are better suited to be clarified using this filter.
Anti Aliasing Anti Aliasing Function - Before Anti Aliasing Function - After
Summary
Applies an anti-aliasing filter to the specified image.
Usage
Remove alias, remove blur, smooth edges in an image, and smooth jagged diagonal lines.
Despeckle Despeckle Function - Before Despeckle Function - After
Summary
Removes speckles from a bitmap, particularly scanned images such as Faxes.
Usage
Remove the speckles in order to allow more accurate OCR and barcode detection.
Dot Remove Dot Remove Function - Before Dot Remove Function - After
Summary
Finds and removes dots and specks of various sizes.
Usage
Remove the dots in order to allow more accurate OCR detection.
Gamma Correct Gamma Correct Function - Before Gamma Correct Function - After
Summary
Adjusts the intensity of colors in an image by changing the gamma constant that is used to map the intensity values.
Usage
Control overall image brightness.
Hole Punch Remove Hole Punch Remove Function - Before Hole Punch Remove Function - After
Summary
Finds and removes hole punches.
Usage
Remove the hole bunch in order to allow more accurate OCR detection.
Maximum Maximum Function - Before Maximum Function - After
Summary
Erodes dark objects by the specified amount.
Usage
Reduce the image noise and enlarging some image features.
Mean Shift Mean Shift Function - Before Mean Shift Function - After
Summary
Performs noise reduction while preserving detail.
Usage
Reduce noise while preserving detail.
Median Median Function - Before Median Function - After
Summary
Changes the color of each pixel in an image to the median color of pixels in its neighborhood.
Usage
Remove salt and pepper noise to improve edge detection.
Minimum Minimum Function - Before Minimum Function - After
Summary
Dilates dark objects by the specified amount.
Usage
Reduce the image noise and thinning some image features.
Perlin Noise Perlin Noise Function - Before Perlin Noise Function - After
Summary
Uses a pseudo-random number generator in order to create a Perlin noise, and then procedurally transforms that noise into a texture.
Usage
Add textured random noise to the image.
Salt and Pepper Removal Salt and Pepper Removal Function - Before Salt and Pepper Removal Function - After
Summary
It removes salt (pixels having a value of 255) and pepper (pixels having a value of 0) and replaces them with the median value of the non-noisy pixels around them.
Usage
Removes the salt and pepper noise from the specified bitmap.
Smooth Smooth Function - Before Smooth Function - After
Summary
Finds and smoothes the bumps and fills in the nicks of a 1-bit black and white image.
Usage
Smooth the image features in order to make it more readable and allow more accurate OCR detection.

Morphological Transformations: Aging, Binarization, Cubism and other Effects

Member Before After Description
Auto Binarize Auto Binarize Function - Before Auto Binarize Function - After
Summary
Applies binary segmentation to a bitmap automatically.
Usage
Automatically apply binary segmentation to a bitmap.
Bending Bend Function - Before Bend Function - After
Summary
Warps the active image along a curved plane, centered on the pivot point.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it has been bent.
Binary Filter Binary Filter Function - Before Binary Filter Function - After
Summary
Imposes a binary filter on an image. It performs a user defined effect by using suitable mask.
Usage
Used for the erosion or dilation of objects, removal of noise in an image, detect edges, smoothing the image, and can also be used for area measurement.
Bump Map Bump Map Function - Before Bump Map Function - After
Summary
Gives an image the appearance of depth or substance texture by adding a three-dimensional texture pattern to the image.
Usage
Give an image the appearance of depth or substance texture.
Cubism Cubism Function - Before Cubism Function - After
Summary
Remaps the image into a collection of rotated rectangles (cubic faces) so that it appears to have been created in the Cubist art style.
Usage
Produce a painted effect for a fine arts or commercial project.
Cylindrical Cylinder Function - Before Cylinder Function - After
Summary
Warps the image around a cylinder.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it has been wrapped around a cylinder.
Deinterlace Deinterlace Function - Before Deinterlace Function - After
Summary
Deinterlaces a video source image.
Usage
Remove interlacing lines from an image taken from a video source.
Diffuse Glow Diffuse Glow Function - Before Diffuse Glow Function - After
Summary
Adds a colored glow to an image's light or dark areas, making these areas shine with a neon glow.
Usage
Add glow and some noise to the image.
Displace Map Displacement Function - Before Displacement Function - After
Summary
Displaces image pixels horizontally and vertically according to the values of the displacement map image.
Usage
Displace Image pixels According to another image.
Dry Dry Function - Before Dry Function - After
Summary
Simulates the effect of an image that has just been painted and allowed to dry.
Usage
Reduce the image colors to simulate a dried painting to produce an artistic effect for a fine arts or commercial project.
Edge Detect Statistical Edge Detect Statistical Function - Before Edge Detect Statistical Function - After
Summary
Detects edges by examining the variation of colors in all directions using statistical indices.
Usage
Binarize the image and outline the objects according its statistical information.
Emboss Emboss Function - Before Emboss Function - After
Summary
Applies an emboss effect to an image, letting you specify the depth and direction of the effect.
Usage
Create a 3D view by highlighting the edges.
Feather Alpha Blend Feather Alpha Blend Function - Before Feather Alpha Blend Function - After
Summary
Combines image data from two images with feathering, by combining the two images with a variable opacity that depends on a fade mask.
Usage
Combine images based on selected mask and blending factor.
Fragment Fragment Function - Before Fragment Function - After
Summary
Averages an image with its shifted copies.
Usage
Blur the image with its shifted copies to make artistic view.
Free Hand Shear Free Hand Shear Function - Before Free Hand Shear Function - After
Summary
Shears the image by the wave drawn.
Usage
Produce an image that has been sheared vertically or horizontally or both.
Free Hand Wave Free Hand Wave Function - Before Free Hand Wave Function - After
Summary
Distorts the image by a free hand drawn wave in any specified direction.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it is reflected on user defined waves.
Free Plane Bend Free Plane Bend Function - Before Free Plane Bend Function - After
Summary
Wraps the image onto a 3D plane.
Usage
Produce an image that has 3D distortions as if it has been wrapped around a plane.
Free Radial Bend Free Radial Bend Function - Before Free Radial Bend Function - After
Summary
Wraps the image along its radius on a 3D surface.
Usage
Produce an image that has 3D distortions as if it has been wrapped around a sphere.
Glass Effect Glass Effect Function - Before Glass Effect Function - After
Summary
Divides the image into rectangular cells and makes it look as if it is being viewed through glass blocks.
Usage
Simulate the effect of the image being viewed through glass blocks.
Halftone Pattern Halftone Pattern Function - Before Halftone Pattern Function - After
Summary
Creates a halftone screen effect for an image while keeping its continuous range of tones.
Usage
Create a halftone screen effect for an image while keeping its continuous range of tones.
Halftone Halftone Function - Before Halftone Function - After
Summary
Converts an image with any resolution to a halftoned image, with a specified pattern rotation.
Usage
Produce a uniform pattern to make the image look like halftone images. This function used for simple printing process.
High Pass High Pass Function - Before High Pass Function - After
Summary
Removes low frequency details in an image, resulting in a sharpened image.
Usage
Sharpen the image.
Impressionist Impressionist Function - Before Impressionist Function - After
Summary
Adds a filter to an image that makes it look as if it was painted by an impressionist painter.
Usage
Make the image look as if it was painted by an impressionist painter.
Mask Convolution Mask Convolution Function - Before Mask Convolution Function - After
Summary
Usage
Detect edges by applying 3D effects.
Motion Blur Motion Blur Function - Before Motion Blur Function - After
Summary
Applies a filter, which creates the illusion of movement in an image.
Usage
Remove noise and blur, also shows the image's objects as in motion view.
Ocean Ocean Function - Before Ocean Function - After
Summary
Reflects the image on an ocean surface.
Usage
Add a water reflection effect to the image.
Offset Offset Function - Before Offset Function - After
Summary
Shifts the image pixels horizontally and vertically.
Usage
Shift image pixels.
Picturize List Picturize List Function - Before Picturize List Function - After
Summary
Picturizes the specified image using one or more images.
Usage
Pixelate the image from other images thumbnails and control its brightness.
Pixelate Pixelate Function - Before Pixelate Function - After
Summary
Divides the image into rectangular or circular cells and then recreates the image by filling those cells with the minimum, maximum, or average pixel value, depending upon the effect that was selected.
Usage
Divide the image into rectangular or circular cells.
Plane Bend Plane Bend Function - Before Plane Bend Function - After
Summary
Places the image on parallel planes along the Z-axis bended toward the center point.
Usage
Place the image on parallel planes along the Z-axis bended toward the center point.
Plane Plane Function - Before Plane Function - After
Summary
Places the image on parallel planes along the Z-axis and angles the planes towards the center point.
Usage
Place the image on parallel planes along the Z-axis with the planes angled towards the center point.
Plasma Plasma Function - Before Plasma Function - After
Summary
Applies color patterns that blend into each other like plasma.
Usage
Add plasma-like blending colors to the image.
Pointillist Pointillist Function - Before Pointillist Function - After
Summary
Converts image colors into randomly placed dots to create a pointillist painting, and uses the background color to fill the area between dots.
Usage
Create a pointillist painting.
Polar Polar Function - Before Polar Function - After
Summary
Converts the image from rectangular to polar coordinates and vice versa.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it has been drawn on the Polar Coordinate system.
Posterize Posterize Function - Before Posterize Function - After
Summary
Imposes a poster effect on an image by quantizing the image's colors to a specified number of color levels per plane. For example, two levels mean two of red, two of green, and two of blue.
Usage
Produce the image colors to look like posters.
Punch Punch Function - Before Punch Function - After
Summary
Warps the image by punching it to expand away from its center or pinching it toward the center.
Usage
Punch the image around the center point as if there is a ripple around a defined center.
Puzzle Effect Puzzle Effect Function - Before Puzzle Effect Function - After
Summary
Splits the image into square blocks and redistribute them randomly inside the image.
Usage
Distort the image in a random way to look like a puzzle.
Radial Blur Radial Blur Function - Before Radial Blur Function - After
Summary
Blurs the image by rotating the pixels around the specified center point.
Usage
Simulate the blur of capturing the image while rotating the camera.
Radial Wave Radial Wave Function - Before Radial Wave Function - After
Summary
Distorts an image by a radial wave radiating from any specified point on the image.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it is reflected on radial waves.
Rev Effect Rev Effect Function - Before Rev Effect Function - After
Summary
Creates a pseudo 3D wave effect based on the brightness along each line.
Usage
Simulate a wave monitor.
Ring Effect Ring Effect Function - Before Ring Effect Function - After
Summary
Divides the image into certain number of rings. Each ring is rotated according to a rotate angle.
Usage
Distort the image in a circular random form.
Ripple Ripple Function - Before Ripple Function - After
Summary
Warps the image in concentric rings.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it is reflected on water ripples.
Shadow Shadow Function - Before Shadow Function - After
Summary
Adds shadows to the bitmap.
Usage
Add shadows to the bitmap.
Smooth Edges Smooth Edges Function - Before Smooth Edges Function - After
Summary
Smoothes the rough edges in the image.
Usage
Reduce image variations and remove abrupt sharpen.
Spherize Sphere Function - Before Sphere Function - After
Summary
Warps the image around a 3D spherical shape.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it has been viewed through a spherical glass.
Swirl Swirl Function - Before Swirl Function - After
Summary
Spins the image according to the rotation angle to produce a swirl pattern.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it has been swallowed by a swirl.
Tunnel Tunnel Function - Before Tunnel Function - After
Summary
Places the image inside a tunnel along the Z-axis.
Usage
Place the image inside a tunnel along the Z-axis.
Wave Wave Function - Before Wave Function - After
Summary
Distorts the image with two perpendicular waves in any specified direction or shape.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it is reflected on waves.
Wind Wind Function - Before Wind Function - After
Summary
Creates thin lines, directed along certain angle, on the specified image.
Usage
Make the image appear as if it has been exposed by a direct wind.
ZigZag ZigZag Function - Before ZigZag Function - After
Summary
Radially distorts the image by creating waves that twist the image around a specified center.
Usage
Add zigzag-like distortions to the image.
Zoom Blur Zoom Blur Function - Before Zoom Blur Function - After
Summary
Blurs the image along radial lines starting from a specified center point.
Usage
Simulate the blur of capturing the image while zooming the camera.
Zoom Wave Zoom Wave Function - Before Zoom Wave Function - After
Summary
Distorts the image with a wave zoomed from any specified point on the image.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it is reflected on zoomed waves.

Demo Image Processing Functions

Demo Image

Member Before After Description
Anisotropic Diffusion Anisotropic Diffusion Function - Before Anisotropic Diffusion Function - After
Summary
Performs a 2-Dimensional Anisotropic Diffusion filter on an image for reduction of varied patterned and non-patterned noise.
Usage
Reduce noise in images, more specifically medical images. Images with a great amount of periodic noise in them are better suited to be clarified using this filter.
Deskew Deskew Function - Before Deskew Function - After
Summary
Rotates the specified image to straighten it. This function typically is used to automatically straighten scanned images.
Usage
Correct the image angle automatically.
Frame Add Frame Add Function - Before Frame Add Function - After
Summary
Adds a chosen frame to be placed either within the image or on the border of the image, and with the option to mask the image with a transparent color of choice.
Usage
Make the image look like a framed portrait.
Multiscale Enhancement Multiscale Enhancement Function - Before Multiscale Enhancement Function - After
Summary
Enhance images' contrast, edges, and density range of Computed Radiography (CR), in a way that all relevant image features are rendered to an appropriate level of visibility.
Usage
Enhance medical images using advanced methods.
Rake Remove Rake Remove Function - Before Rake Remove Function - After
Summary
Removes the isolated data rakes from 1-bit black and white images.
Usage
Remove data rakes from documents and forms.
Remove Red Eye Remove Red Eye Function - Before Remove Red Eye Function - After
Summary
Removes the "red eye" effect in color images by converting the red color in the eye to the new specified color.
Usage
Remove the redness from eye.
Shift Data Shift Data Function - Before Shift Data Function - After
Summary
Select a specified number of bits from an 8, 12 or 16-bit grayscale image into a mask and place the mask in a new 8-bit gray image.
Usage
Use as a visualization aid to select certain bits of the supported type image and display them in another image. Also used for Motorola image formats.
Sigma Sigma Function - Before Sigma Function - After
Summary
Performs an edge-preserving average filter on the image.
Usage
Highlight edges in medical images by averaging pixels.
Star Draw Star Draw Function - Before Star Draw Function - After
Summary
Draws a star on the image with defined size, position and color.
Usage
Mark specific parts of an image or designate an image as special.
Subtract Background Subtract Background Function - Before Subtract Background Function - After
Summary
Removes the background from an image.
Usage
Improve the quality of the image, remove background and increase the visibility of the details.
Tissue Equalize Tissue Equalize Function - Before Tissue Equalize Function - After
Summary
Performs equalization between the hard tissue and the soft tissue in X-ray images, resulting in better quality for better interpretation and understanding of the image.
Usage
Improve the results in processing and recognition of Medical X-Ray and CT Images.

Demo Color

Member Before After Description
Adaptive Contrast Adaptive Contrast Function - Before Adaptive Contrast Function - After
Summary
Adaptive contrast enhancement (ACE) to regions that are low in contrast. This is different from histogram-based techniques which are based on all image pixels.
Usage
Improve image display by increasing contrast in areas that have low contrast.
Adjust Tint Adjust Tint Function - Before Adjust Tint Function - After
Summary
Adjusts the image tint by changing the colors in an image by using two separate color wheel rotations.
Usage
Swing the image colors between the red, green, and blue.
Auto Binarize Auto Binarize Function - Before Auto Binarize Function - After
Summary
Applies binary segmentation to a bitmap automatically.
Usage
Automatically apply binary segmentation to a bitmap.
Auto Binary Segment Auto Binary Segment Function - Before Auto Binary Segment Function - After
Summary
Creates a binary segmentation to the image using a two-peak method of statistical analysis of the histogram.
Usage
Allows for easy separation of an object from its background.
Auto Color Level Auto Color Level Function - Before Auto Color Level Function - After
Summary
Applies one of several types of automatic color leveling to an image.
Usage
Automatically adjust an image's tonal range, color levels and contrast.
Auto Contrast Auto Contrast Function - Before Auto Contrast Function - After
Summary
Increases the overall contrast without changing the colors of the image.
Usage
Make the image look sharper.
Auto Intensity Auto Intensity Function - Before Auto Intensity Function - After
Summary
Increases the intensity value of each pixel.
Usage
Make the image look generally brighter.
Balance Colors Balance Colors Function - Before Balance Colors Function - After
Summary
Redistributes the RGB values of the specified image, using the values stored in the specified structures.
Usage
Balance image colors according to specified weights.
Channel Mixer Channel Mixer Function - Before Channel Mixer Function - After
Summary
Redistributes the RGB values of the specified image according to specified mixing rule.
Usage
Mix the image channels color data.
Color Halftone Color Halftone Function - Before Color Halftone Function - After
Summary
Converts a 1-, 4-, 8-, 16-, 24-, or 32-bit image to a halftoned image, with a specified pattern rotation. A halftoned image is a 1-bit image that has been dithered for black and white printing or display.
Usage
View the image as a pattern of small spots with a limited number of colors. Used for simple printing processes.
Color Intensity Balance Color Intensity Balance Function - Before Color Intensity Balance Function - After
Summary
Change the distribution of the red, green, or blue channels.
Usage
Produce an image with balanced intensity and enhanced view.
Color Resolution Color Resolution Segment Function - Before Color Resolution Segment Function - After
Summary
Changes the color resolution of the image with user-defined settings.
Usage
Create an image with a specified color resolution and palette.
Color Separate Color Separate Function - Before Color Separate Function - After
Summary
Separates the specified image by color plane to produce one grayscale image per plane. You can specify any of several color-space models, including CMYK.
Usage
Separate image color channels to a new color spaces.
Color Threshold Color Threshold Function - Before Color Threshold Function - After
Summary
Thresholds the image based on one of any eight color spaces.
Usage
Extract object with certain color threshold.
Colorize Gray Colorize Gray Function - Before Colorize Gray Function - After
Summary
Colorize the grayscale image by specifying ranges of grayscale intensities and their corresponding RGB value.
Usage
Colorize gray scale images.
Desaturate Desaturate Function - Before Desaturate Function - After
Summary
Converts the image to a grayscale level by reducing the saturation of each color to zero. The conversion will not change the color resolution.
Usage
Convert the image colors to a grayscale.
Dynamic Binary Dynamic Binary Function - Before Dynamic Binary Function - After
Summary
Binarize an image by using a different threshold value for each pixel of the image.
Usage
Create an intelligent binary image.
Gray Scale to Duotone Gray Scale to Duotone Function - Before Gray Scale to Duotone Function - After
Summary
Converts the grayscale image into a colored one by mixing or replacing the original values of the pixels with new colors.
Usage
Colorize grayscale images.
Gray Scale to Multitone Gray Scale to Multitone Function - Before Gray Scale to Multitone Function - After
Summary
Converts a grayscale image into a colored one by mixing or replacing the original values of the pixels with one or more new colors.
Usage
Colorize grayscale images.
Gray Scale Grayscale 8-bit Function - Before Grayscale 8-bit Function - After
Summary
Converts colored images to 8-, 12-, and 16-Bit gray scale image.
Usage
Change colored image into gray scale to add an artistic range of gray shades and create a smaller file size.
Halftone Pattern Halftone Pattern Function - Before Halftone Pattern Function - After
Summary
Creates a halftone screen effect for an image while keeping its continuous range of tones.
Usage
Create a halftone screen effect for an image while keeping its continuous range of tones.
Halftone Halftone Function - Before Halftone Function - After
Summary
Converts an image with any resolution to a halftoned image, with a specified pattern rotation.
Usage
Produce a uniform pattern to make the image look like halftone images. This function used for simple printing process.
High Pass High Pass Function - Before High Pass Function - After
Summary
Removes low frequency details in an image, resulting in a sharpened image.
Usage
Sharpen the image.
Histogram Contrast Histogram Contrast Function - Before Histogram Contrast Function - After
Summary
Increases or decreases the contrast of the image using its histogram to determine the median brightness as opposed to using an arbitrary value of 128. This function finds the median brightness of the image, then brightens the pixels with values above the median and darkens the pixels with values below the median.
Usage
Increase or decrease the contrast of an image.
Histogram Equalize Histogram Equalize Function - Before Histogram Equalize Function - After
Summary
Linearizes the number of pixels and enhance the details in an image based on the specified (RGB, YUV, or GRAY) color space by redistributing the colors intensities according to its histogram data.
Usage
Bring out the details in dark areas of an image.
Hue Saturation Intensity Change Change Hue Saturation Intensity Function - Before Change Hue Saturation Intensity Function - After
Summary
Changes the hue, saturation and intensity for all or specified colors in the image.
Usage
Change the image hue, saturation and intensity values for specified colors in the image.
Hue Change Change Hue Function - Before Change Hue Function - After
Summary
Changes the hue of colors in an image by rotating the color wheel a specified number of degrees.
Usage
Change the Chrominance (Hue Channel) of an image.
Intensity Detect Intensity Detect Function - Before Intensity Detect Function - After
Summary
Divides the image into binary segments according to specified thresholds.
Usage
Segment the image and converting the image into a binary one. Useful for color reduction and segmentation.
Change Intensity Change Intensity Function - Before Change Intensity Function - After
Summary
Changes the intensity (brightness) of the image.
Usage
Change the intensity (brightness) of the image.
Leveling Leveling Function - Before Leveling Function - After
Summary
Enhances contrast and intensity, turning the dark values darker and the light values lighter enhancing shadows and brightens the image.
Usage
Make the image look generally brighter.
Local Histogram Equalize Local Equalize Function - Before Local Equalize Function - After
Summary
Brings out details in areas of an image that are too dark or too bright.
Usage
Enhance the image details where the subject is in a dark room and it has good lighting on it but its surrounding is very dark.
Match Histogram Match Histogram Function - Before Match Histogram Function - After
Summary
Transforms an image so that its histogram matches a reference images's histogram.
Usage
Use to bring out the detail in dark areas of an image, such as pre-processing images for the purpose of improving barcode recognition results.
Remap Hue Remap Hue Function - Before Remap Hue Function - After
Summary
Uses a lookup table to change an image's hue values.
Usage
Remap a range of Hue color values to another range.
Remap Intensity Remap Intensity Function - Before Remap Intensity Function - After
Summary
Uses a lookup table to change an image's intensity values. You can apply the change to red, green, blue, or all color channels.
Usage
Remap the colors intensities to user specified values.
Replace Color Replace Color Function - Before Replace Color Function - After
Summary
Allows the user to choose colors within the image and transform it.
Usage
Creative design and manipulation.
Sample Target Sample Target Function - Before Sample Target Function - After
Summary
Corrects color values by shifting the sample colors to the target colors.
Usage
Correct image colors in shadows, midtones and highlight ranges.
Selective Color Selective Color Function - Before Selective Color Function - After
Summary
Applies a selective color to an image.
Usage
Change image colors smoothly.
Swap Colors Swap Colors Function - Before Swap Colors Function - After
Summary
Swaps the specified color channels.
Usage
Swap image's color channels.

Demo Filters

Member Before After Description
Pencil (Advanced Colored) Advanced Colored Pencil Function - Before Advanced Colored Pencil Function - After
Summary
Creates the look of a drawn picture with user-defined outlines, coloring type, pencil, and paper roughness. For a simpler option, view Simple Colored Pencil.
Usage
Create artistic images with the feel of a colored pencil drawing.
Aging Aging Function - Before Aging Function - After
Summary
Adds old films distortions to the image.
Usage
Give an old fashioned appearance to an image.
Anti Aliasing Anti Aliasing Function - Before Anti Aliasing Function - After
Summary
Applies an anti-aliasing filter to the specified image.
Usage
Remove alias, remove blur, smooth edges in an image, and smooth jagged diagonal lines.
Bending Bend Function - Before Bend Function - After
Summary
Warps the active image along a curved plane, centered on the pivot point.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it has been bent.
Bricks Texture Bricks Texture Function - Before Bricks Texture Function - After
Summary
Creates the look of bricks on top of the image with user-defined brick shading and colored grout.
Usage
Creative design and manipulation.
Bump Map Bump Map Function - Before Bump Map Function - After
Summary
Gives an image the appearance of depth or substance texture by adding a three-dimensional texture pattern to the image.
Usage
Give an image the appearance of depth or substance texture.
Canvas Canvas Function - Before Canvas Function - After
Summary
Creates the look of the image on a canvas with user-defined tiling.
Usage
Add a canvas effect for an artistic rendition of the image.
Clouds Clouds Function - Before Clouds Function - After
Summary
Applies the cloud effect on the image by generating clouds according to a given seed value.
Usage
Add cloud texture to the image.
Colored Balls Colored Balls Function - Before Colored Balls Function - After
Summary
Turns each section of the image into user-defined colored balls.
Usage
Convert the image into a collection of colored balls using the colors of the pixels in the vicinity.
Combine Combine Function - Before Combine Function - After
Summary
Combines image data from two images (source and destination), letting you specify the areas to be combined, the operations to be performed when combining the data, and which color planes (R or G or B or R, G, and B) are used.
Usage
Combine images based on specified arithmetic operations.
Cubism Cubism Function - Before Cubism Function - After
Summary
Remaps the image into a collection of rotated rectangles (cubic faces) so that it appears to have been created in the Cubist art style.
Usage
Produce a painted effect for a fine arts or commercial project.
Cylindrical Cylinder Function - Before Cylinder Function - After
Summary
Warps the image around a cylinder.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it has been wrapped around a cylinder.
Deinterlace Deinterlace Function - Before Deinterlace Function - After
Summary
Deinterlaces a video source image.
Usage
Remove interlacing lines from an image taken from a video source.
Diffuse Glow Diffuse Glow Function - Before Diffuse Glow Function - After
Summary
Adds a colored glow to an image's light or dark areas, making these areas shine with a neon glow.
Usage
Add glow and some noise to the image.
Displace Map Displacement Function - Before Displacement Function - After
Summary
Displaces image pixels horizontally and vertically according to the values of the displacement map image.
Usage
Displace Image pixels According to another image.
Dry Dry Function - Before Dry Function - After
Summary
Simulates the effect of an image that has just been painted and allowed to dry.
Usage
Reduce the image colors to simulate a dried painting to produce an artistic effect for a fine arts or commercial project.
Fragment Fragment Function - Before Fragment Function - After
Summary
Averages an image with its shifted copies.
Usage
Blur the image with its shifted copies to make artistic view.
Free Hand Shear Free Hand Shear Function - Before Free Hand Shear Function - After
Summary
Shears the image by the wave drawn.
Usage
Produce an image that has been sheared vertically or horizontally or both.
Free Hand Wave Free Hand Wave Function - Before Free Hand Wave Function - After
Summary
Distorts the image by a free hand drawn wave in any specified direction.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it is reflected on user defined waves.
Free Plane Bend Free Plane Bend Function - Before Free Plane Bend Function - After
Summary
Wraps the image onto a 3D plane.
Usage
Produce an image that has 3D distortions as if it has been wrapped around a plane.
Free Radial Bend Free Radial Bend Function - Before Free Radial Bend Function - After
Summary
Wraps the image along its radius on a 3D surface.
Usage
Produce an image that has 3D distortions as if it has been wrapped around a sphere.
Functional Light Functional Light Function - Before Functional Light Function - After
Summary
Lights the image according to a certain function-based distribution, hi-lighting, or darkening some regions inside the image.
Usage
Produce an image that looks like as if there is light directed into it.
Gaussian Filter Gaussian Filter Function - Before Gaussian Filter Function - After
Summary
Smoothes or blurs an image by applying a Gaussian filter to the specified image.
Usage
Remove noise and blur.
Glass Effect Glass Effect Function - Before Glass Effect Function - After
Summary
Divides the image into rectangular cells and makes it look as if it is being viewed through glass blocks.
Usage
Simulate the effect of the image being viewed through glass blocks.
Impressionist Impressionist Function - Before Impressionist Function - After
Summary
Adds a filter to an image that makes it look as if it was painted by an impressionist painter.
Usage
Make the image look as if it was painted by an impressionist painter.
Lens Flare Lens Flare Function - Before Lens Flare Function - After
Summary
Simulates the secondary reflections caused when bright lights are facing the camera lens. The lens flare is refracted into a series of lightened circles that surround the flare center point.
Usage
Simulate the effect of light strokes camera lens; produces an artistic effect for a fine arts or commercial project.
Light Control Light Control Function - Before Light Control Function - After
Summary
Controls the light levels of the image.
Usage
Reveal the detail of dark or highlight areas.
Lighting Effect Lighting Effect Function - Before Lighting Effect Function - After
Summary
Add directed lighting source spot to the image with user-defined settings.
Usage
Produce an image that looks like as if there is light directed into it.
Mathematical Function Mathematical Function Function - Before Mathematical Function Function - After
Summary
Re-mapping the image colors according to a mathematical function such as square, log, square root, sine and cosine.
Usage
Re-map image colors according to mathematical functions.
Maximum Maximum Function - Before Maximum Function - After
Summary
Erodes dark objects by the specified amount.
Usage
Reduce the image noise and enlarging some image features.
Median Median Function - Before Median Function - After
Summary
Changes the color of each pixel in an image to the median color of pixels in its neighborhood.
Usage
Remove salt and pepper noise to improve edge detection.
Minimum Minimum Function - Before Minimum Function - After
Summary
Dilates dark objects by the specified amount.
Usage
Reduce the image noise and thinning some image features.
Mosaic Tiles Mosaic Tiles Segment Function - Before Mosaic Tiles Segment Function - After
Summary
Creates a mosaic effect on an image by dividing an image into rectangular or arc-shaped cells with irregular boundaries and modifying the color of each cell.
Usage
Render an image with a mosaic effect as if it is painted over tiles.
Motion Blur Motion Blur Function - Before Motion Blur Function - After
Summary
Applies a filter, which creates the illusion of movement in an image.
Usage
Remove noise and blur, also shows the image's objects as in motion view.
Multiply Multiply Function - Before Multiply Function - After
Summary
Increases or decreases the brightness in the image by multiplying its colors with constant.
Usage
Change image brightness.
Ocean Ocean Function - Before Ocean Function - After
Summary
Reflects the image on an ocean surface.
Usage
Add a water reflection effect to the image.
Offset Offset Function - Before Offset Function - After
Summary
Shifts the image pixels horizontally and vertically.
Usage
Shift image pixels.
Perspective Perspective Function - Before Perspective Function - After
Summary
Gives an image a 3D effect, as if it exists on a flat plane and has been skewed into a different shape.
Usage
Give the image a 3-D effect, as if it exists on a flat plane and has been skewed into a different shape.
Picturize List Picturize List Function - Before Picturize List Function - After
Summary
Picturizes the specified image using one or more images.
Usage
Pixelate the image from other images thumbnails and control its brightness.
Pixelate Pixelate Function - Before Pixelate Function - After
Summary
Divides the image into rectangular or circular cells and then recreates the image by filling those cells with the minimum, maximum, or average pixel value, depending upon the effect that was selected.
Usage
Divide the image into rectangular or circular cells.
Plane Bend Plane Bend Function - Before Plane Bend Function - After
Summary
Places the image on parallel planes along the Z-axis bended toward the center point.
Usage
Place the image on parallel planes along the Z-axis bended toward the center point.
Plane Plane Function - Before Plane Function - After
Summary
Places the image on parallel planes along the Z-axis and angles the planes towards the center point.
Usage
Place the image on parallel planes along the Z-axis with the planes angled towards the center point.
Plasma Plasma Function - Before Plasma Function - After
Summary
Applies color patterns that blend into each other like plasma.
Usage
Add plasma-like blending colors to the image.
Pointillist Pointillist Function - Before Pointillist Function - After
Summary
Converts image colors into randomly placed dots to create a pointillist painting, and uses the background color to fill the area between dots.
Usage
Create a pointillist painting.
Polar Polar Function - Before Polar Function - After
Summary
Converts the image from rectangular to polar coordinates and vice versa.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it has been drawn on the Polar Coordinate system.
Puzzle Effect Puzzle Effect Function - Before Puzzle Effect Function - After
Summary
Splits the image into square blocks and redistribute them randomly inside the image.
Usage
Distort the image in a random way to look like a puzzle.
Radial Blur Radial Blur Function - Before Radial Blur Function - After
Summary
Blurs the image by rotating the pixels around the specified center point.
Usage
Simulate the blur of capturing the image while rotating the camera.
Radial Wave Radial Wave Function - Before Radial Wave Function - After
Summary
Distorts an image by a radial wave radiating from any specified point on the image.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it is reflected on radial waves.
Rev Effect Rev Effect Function - Before Rev Effect Function - After
Summary
Creates a pseudo 3D wave effect based on the brightness along each line.
Usage
Simulate a wave monitor.
Ring Effect Ring Effect Function - Before Ring Effect Function - After
Summary
Divides the image into certain number of rings. Each ring is rotated according to a rotate angle.
Usage
Distort the image in a circular random form.
Ripple Ripple Function - Before Ripple Function - After
Summary
Warps the image in concentric rings.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it is reflected on water ripples.
Roman Mosaic Roman Mosaic Function - Before Roman Mosaic Function - After
Summary
Segments the image into tiles that are colored after the pixels found in the region.
Usage
Create the look of a roman mosaic on top of the image.
Salt and Pepper Removal Salt and Pepper Removal Function - Before Salt and Pepper Removal Function - After
Summary
It removes salt (pixels having a value of 255) and pepper (pixels having a value of 0) and replaces them with the median value of the non-noisy pixels around them.
Usage
Removes the salt and pepper noise from the specified bitmap.
Shadow Shadow Function - Before Shadow Function - After
Summary
Adds shadows to the bitmap.
Usage
Add shadows to the bitmap.
Pencil (Simple Colored) Simple Colored Pencil Function - Before Simple Colored Pencil Function - After
Summary
Creates the look of a drawn picture with defined intensity. For extended options, view Advanced Colored Pencil.
Usage
Create artistic images with the feel of a colored pencil drawing.
Smooth Edges Smooth Edges Function - Before Smooth Edges Function - After
Summary
Smoothes the rough edges in the image.
Usage
Reduce image variations and remove abrupt sharpen.
Spherize Sphere Function - Before Sphere Function - After
Summary
Warps the image around a 3D spherical shape.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it has been viewed through a spherical glass.
Swirl Swirl Function - Before Swirl Function - After
Summary
Spins the image according to the rotation angle to produce a swirl pattern.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it has been swallowed by a swirl.
Tunnel Tunnel Function - Before Tunnel Function - After
Summary
Places the image inside a tunnel along the Z-axis.
Usage
Place the image inside a tunnel along the Z-axis.
Unsharp Mask Unsharp Mask Function - Before Unsharp Mask Function - After
Summary
Sharpens the specified image by combining a blurred negative version of the image to the original image. Unsharp masking amplifies high-frequency components in the image (details).
Usage
Enhances the details within an image.
User Defined Filter User Filter Function - Before User Filter Function - After
Summary
Apply filtering on the image based on specified user defined mask coefficients.
Usage
Apply user defined filter on the image.
Vignette Vignette Function - Before Vignette Function - After
Summary
Draws a specified shape and feathers it to the image.
Usage
Draw a circle, ellipse, rectangle or square to create a vignette shape and then a color is feathered to the image, filling either the inside or the outside of the vignette shape.
Wave Wave Function - Before Wave Function - After
Summary
Distorts the image with two perpendicular waves in any specified direction or shape.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it is reflected on waves.
Wind Wind Function - Before Wind Function - After
Summary
Creates thin lines, directed along certain angle, on the specified image.
Usage
Make the image appear as if it has been exposed by a direct wind.
ZigZag ZigZag Function - Before ZigZag Function - After
Summary
Radially distorts the image by creating waves that twist the image around a specified center.
Usage
Add zigzag-like distortions to the image.
Zoom Blur Zoom Blur Function - Before Zoom Blur Function - After
Summary
Blurs the image along radial lines starting from a specified center point.
Usage
Simulate the blur of capturing the image while zooming the camera.
Zoom Wave Zoom Wave Function - Before Zoom Wave Function - After
Summary
Distorts the image with a wave zoomed from any specified point on the image.
Usage
Make the image look like as if it is reflected on zoomed waves.

Demo Detection

Member Before After Description
Glare Detection Glare Detection Function - Before Glare Detection Function - After
Summary
Detects the region of glare and returns the coordinates surrounding the region within the image.
Usage
Detect the glare area within an image.
Gwire Tool Gwire Tool Function - Before Gwire Tool Function - After
Summary
Performs semi-automatic segmentation by creating minimal paths that follow the boundaries of the objects in the image.
Usage
Outline objects within an image with curving lines and separate that object from its original location.
Otsu Thresholding Otsu Thresholding Function - Before Otsu Thresholding Function - After
Summary
Performs image segmentation and color reduction using Otsu clustering on grayscale images.
Usage
Use as a way to binarize an image.
Segment Segment Function - Before Segment Function - After
Summary
Divides image into segments where each segment's pixels have approximately the same color (homogenous color).
Usage
Group pixels with approximately similar color into one segment.
Shrink Wrap Tool Shrink Wrap Tool Function - Before Shrink Wrap Tool Function - After
Summary
Performs automated segmentation of a rectangular or circular area in the image using the specified threshold.
Usage
Separate an object or text from its background.
Skeleton Skeleton Function - Before Skeleton Function - After
Summary
Finds the skeleton of objects or regions in the image.
Usage
Make the skeleton of an object or region stand out from the rest of the image.
UnWarp UnWarp Function - Before UnWarp Function - After
Summary
Removes the distortion in an image of a cylindrical object, as if removing a label off of a cylinder and flattening it out.
Usage
Make warped text easier to read and store it as a separate image.

See Also

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