Image Processing Toolbox Release Notes    

Chapter 1
Image Processing Toolbox 3.2 Release Notes

New Features

This section introduces the new features and enhancements added in the Image Processing Toolbox 3.2 since Version 3.1 (Release 12.1).

The new features introduced in the Image Processing Toolbox, Version 3.2, include:

If you are upgrading from a release earlier than Release 12.1, then you should also see New Features.

Writing DICOM Files

The Image Processing Toolbox now supports writing files in Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format, using the dicomwrite function. Previous releases of the toolbox supported reading DICOM files with the dicomread function and reading metadata from a DICOM file using the dicominfo function.

Representing Binary Images

In previous releases, toolbox functions that returned binary images returned them as uint8 logical arrays. The toolbox used the presense of the logical flag to signify that the data range in the file was [0,1].

With this release, the toolbox returns binary images as logical arrays, using the new MATLAB logical data type. For more information about the new logical class, see the MATLAB 6.5 Release Notes.

Changes to Existing Functions

The Image Processing Toolbox, Version 3.2, includes changes to these existing functions.

Description of Change
Moved into MATLAB
Checks for insignificant real part in addition to insignificant imaginary part
Returns a logical array
More efficient memory usage
New syntax for grayscale images does not require 'holes' argument. This option is selected automatically.
Accepts more than two images as input and you can specify the output class
Flicker during movie creation eliminated
Linear and bicubic interpolation are faster
Uses a different algorithm for binary images that improves processing speed for these images
More efficient. Operation is performed only on the region of interest, not the entire image.

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