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Z-IMAGE is an interactive image analysis package designed for researchers working in a Unix environment who have some understanding of the mathematics of image analysis and processing. It has a large repertoire of fundamental processing functions, which should be seen as providing the building blocks for testing and implementing new and more sophisticated image processing algorithms. Z-IMAGE has an interactive interpreter with an ``equation-like'' language reminiscent of the statistical package S. However, because it is specifically designed to handle image data, it processes such data more efficiently and quickly than S does.

Special features:

  • easy display of multiple images and histograms using the X windowing system, using a variety of colour maps and allowing interactive contrast stretching;
  • image construction functions; arithmetic and logical operations; statistical functions; two-dimensional fast Fourier transform;
  • neighbourhood filters, with the ability to choose the filter size and to easily create new filters;
  • many sophisticated morphological operators, with the capacity to accept an arbitrary structuring element;
  • colour and multi-component image operations;
  • command and menu-style structure;
  • nesting of commands;
  • ability to add new functions.

Current Version:   5.0

License Type:   Commercial

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Source Code Availability:   No

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  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   ??

Targeted Platforms:

UNIX: Sun, DEC and SGI
A preliminary version of Z-IMAGE 5.0 is available on Linux. A final version of Z-IMAGE 5.0 is due to be released before the end of 1997.

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