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VIPS: an image processing system for large images

Cupitt, J. and Martinez, K. (1996) VIPS: an image processing system for large images At Very High Resolution and Quality Imaging. , pp. 19-28.

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This paper describes VIPS, an dimage processing system developed by the authors in the course of the EU-funded projects VASARI (1989-92) and MARC (92-95). VIPS implements a fully demand-driven dataflow image IO system. Evalutaion of library functions is delayed for as long as possible. When evaluation does occur, all delayed operations evaluate together in a pipeline, requiring no space for storing intermediate images and no unecessary disc IO. If more than one CPUT is available, then VIPS operations will automatically evaluate in parallel, giving an approximately linear speed-up. The evaluation system can be controlled by the application programmer. We have implemented a user-interface for the VIPS library which uses expose events in an X window rather than disc output to drive evaluation. This makes it possible, for example, for the user to rotate an 800 MByte image by 12 degrees and immediately scroll around the result.

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Published date: 1996
Venue - Dates: Very High Resolution and Quality Imaging, 1996-01-01
Keywords: image processing
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 252227
ISBN: 9780819420374
PURE UUID: b6f66158-9e44-4eea-9d09-2c35c5359283
ORCID for K. Martinez: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 06 Jan 2000
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:05

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