Re: [R] Image Processing packages

From: Philippe Grosjean <>
Date: Tue 24 Jan 2006 - 00:07:45 EST


There are a couple of things for image processing in R (look at pixmap and Rimage, for instance). However, R is *not* a good software for processing images (nor is Matlab, Octave, IDL: they use to have specific packages for image processing and analysis, but resulting applications are way to slow in comparison to dedicated software).

A good approach is to mix ImageJ and R, if you are looking for an Open Source solution. You could look at ZooImage for an example application using these two software (analysis of digital zooplankton images, see:


Philippe Grosjean

Thomas Kaliwe wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been looking for Image Processing packages. Thresholding, Edge
> Filters, Dct, Segmentation, Restoration. I'm aware, that Octave, Matlab
> etc. would be a good address but then I'm missing the "statistical
> power" of R. Does anybody know of packages, projects etc. Comments on
> wether the use of R for such matters is useful are welcome.
> Greetings
> Thomas Kaliwe
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