how to display pixel data

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    how to display pixel data


    I have an array of pixel data which i want to display. How should I go by doing this? The pixel data (an image frame...about 262144 bytes) has a resolution of 512 by 512 displaying at 255 colours.

    Do I have to convert it into a bitmap? I've searched around and people are using opencv. So i gave it a try but with no luck.

    Any help would be really appreciated

    Last edited by vkoo; 07-29-2009 at 10:32 PM.

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    Well you would need some sort of graphics library to actually display it, and based on that graphics library you could simply set some x and y coordinate to your pixel value. It's impossible to answer exactly though without a specified graphics library. If you are on windows GDI will probably be your best bet. For that simply select a compatible bitmap (with the desired dimensions) into your dc and SetPixel() away.

    The other option is to just save the data out as a bitmap file and use a viewer of your choice as you mentioned.

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    ^^ thanks for your advice..i'll look into it

    anyone else? does anyone have experience with openCV?

    right now i have this in openCV:

    IplImage* myimage = cvCreateImage(cvSize(width,width), IPL_DEPTH_8S, 1);
    			char *data;
    			data = (char*)myimage->imageData;
    			for(int i = 0; i < width; i++){
    				for(int j = 1; j <= width; j++){
    						data[i*(myimage->widthStep)+j*(myimage->nChannels)] = result_data[counter];
    			counter = 0;
    			cvNamedWindow ("image", CV_WINDOW_AUTOSIZE); 
    			cvShowImage ("image", myimage);
    			cvWaitKey (0);
    			cvReleaseImage (&myimage);
    my result_data contains pixel data of type 8bit signed int (int8_t)

    thanks in advance!
    Last edited by vkoo; 07-30-2009 at 05:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vkoo View Post
    Let me google "openvc bmp" for you
    Let me google "IplImage" for you

    IplImage* img=cvCreateImage(cvSize(640,480),IPL_DEPTH_8U,1);
    CvScalar s;
    s=cvGet2D(img,i,j); // get the (i,j) pixel value
    cvSet2D(img,i,j,s); // set the (i,j) pixel value
          int nl= image->height; // number of lines
          int nc= image->width * image->nChannels; // total number of element per line
          int step= image->widthStep; // effective width
          // get the pointer to the image buffer
          unsigned char *data= reinterpret_cast<unsigned char *>(image->imageData);
          for (int i=1; i<nl; i++) {
                for (int j=0; j<nc; j+= image->nChannels) {
                // process each pixel ---------------------
                      data[j]= data[j]/div * div + div/2;
                      data[j+1]= data[j+1]/div * div + div/2;
                      data[j+2]= data[j+2]/div * div + div/2;
                // end of pixel processing ----------------
                } // end of line
                data+= step;  // next line
      // load an image  
        printf("Could not load image file: %s\n",argv[1]);
      // get the image data
      height    = img->height;
      width     = img->width;
      step      = img->widthStep;
      channels  = img->nChannels;
      data      = (uchar *)img->imageData;
      printf("Processing a %dx%d image with %d channels\n",height,width,channels); 
      // create a window
      cvNamedWindow("mainWin", CV_WINDOW_AUTOSIZE); 
      cvMoveWindow("mainWin", 100, 100);
      // invert the image
      for(i=0;i<height;i++) for(j=0;j<width;j++) for(k=0;k<channels;k++)
      // show the image
      cvShowImage("mainWin", img );
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    On which OS ?
    On Windows, simply use GDI. It's automatic.

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