Image processing

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

Image processing involves the manipulation or analysis of images by a digital device, usually a computer. Most techniques involve handling the image as a two-dimensional signal but then applying one-dimensional processing routines.

The image processing procedure

  • Input - The input portion refers to uploading an image to a hard drive, either from a digital camera, the Web, or physical image via scanner.
  • Processing - The image is usually enhanced, compressed or analyzed scientifically to find patterns.
  • Output - The output portion means to print the image or save it for later use.

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