light_correct man page

light_correct — correct illumination errors on set of images

Synopsis

light_correct grey image1 image2 image3 ...

Description

The first argument should be an image of a piece of grey card, subsequent arguments should be images taken with the same lighting set-up which need correcting. The corrected images are written to files prefixed with "ic_".

For example, suppose you have a directory with the following files in:

example% ls
dat1.1.v dat1.2.v dat2.1.v dat2.2.v dat3.1.v dat3.2.v
dat4.1.v dat4.2.v grey.v

then run light_correct like this:

example% light_correct grey.v dat*.v

to generate this:

example% ls
dat1.1.v dat1.2.v dat2.1.v dat2.2.v dat3.1.v dat3.2.v
dat4.1.v dat4.2.v grey.v
ic_dat1.1.v ic_dat1.2.v ic_dat2.1.v ic_dat2.2.v ic_dat3.1.v
ic_dat3.2.v ic_dat4.1.v ic_dat4.2.v

light_correct works by smoothing out the grey card image, finding grey-mean/pixel for each point, and then multiplying the result by all the following images. It also removes any .desc files it generates, to avoid problems with im_global_balance(3).

Return Value

returns 0 on success and non-zero on error.

See Also

vipsheader(1), vips(1)

Info

14 Oct 1996