abs_diff_image — Calculate the absolute difference of two images.
abs_diff_image calculates the absolute difference between two images. The gray values g' of the output image ImageAbsDiff are calculated from the gray values (g1,g2) of the input images (Image1 and Image2) as follows:
g' = |(g1 - g2)| * MultIf an overflow or an underflow occurs the resulting values are clipped.
Several images can be processed in one call. In this case, both input parameters contain the same number of images which are then processed in pairs. An output image is generated for every pair.
Please note that the runtime of the operator depends on the value of Mult. For Mult = 1, a special optimization is used. Since values of Mult different from 1 cannot yield additional information, Mult = 1 should be used in applications. All other values of Mult should only be used for visualization purposes. Additionally, for byte, int1, int2, and uint2 images special optimizations are implemented for Mult = 1 that use SIMD technology. The actual application of these special optimizations is controlled by the system parameter 'mmx_enable' (see set_system). If 'mmx_enable' is set to 'true' (and the SIMD instruction set is available), the internal calculations are performed using SIMD technology.
abs_diff_image can be executed on an OpenCL device for byte, int1, int2, uint2, int4, and real images. However, since for OpenCL 1.0 only single precision floating point is supported for all devices, and not all rounding modes are supported, the OpenCL implementation can produce slightly different results from the scalar or SIMD implementations.
Note that the acceleration gained by SIMD technology is highest on large, compact input regions. However, in rare cases, the execution of abs_diff_image might take significantly longer with SIMD technology than without, depending on the input region and the capabilities of the hardware. In these cases, the use of SIMD technology can be avoided by set_system(::'mmx_enable','false':).
Input image 1.
Input image 2.
Absolute value of the difference of the input images.
Default value: 1.0
Suggested values: 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0
Restriction: Mult > 0
The operator abs_diff_image returns the value 2 (H_MSG_TRUE) if the parameters are correct. The behavior in case of empty input (no input images available) is set via the operator set_system(::'no_object_result',<Result>:). If necessary an exception is raised.
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