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Image Processing: Turning Digital Data into Useful Information

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Digital imaging provides the means to enhance features of interest while attenuating details that are irrelevant to a given application, and then extracts useful information about the scene from the enhanced image.

William Silver, Cognex Corp.

Images are produced by many means: cameras, x-ray machines, electron microscopes, radar and ultrasound. They are used in the entertainment, medical, scientific and business industries; for security purposes; and by the military and government. The goal in each case is for a human or machine observer to extract useful information about a scene (Figure 1). Figure 1. Digital image processing is used to verify that the correct tire is installed on vehicles at GM. Often the raw image is not directly usable and requires processing, which is called image enhancement. When processed by an...Read full article

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