gen_grid_rectification_map — Compute the mapping between the distorted image and the rectified image
based upon the points of a regular grid.
gen_grid_rectification_map calculates the mapping between the grid
Column), which have been actually detected in
the distorted image
Image (typically using
saddle_points_sub_pix), and the corresponding grid points of the
ideal regular point grid.
First, all paths that lead from their initial point via exactly four
different connecting lines back to the initial point are assembled from the
grid points (
Column) and the connecting lines
ConnectingLines (detected by
In case that the
input of grid points (
Column) and of connecting lines
ConnectingLines was meaningful, one such 'mesh' corresponds to
exactly one grid cell in the rectification grid. Afterwards, the meshes are
combined to the point grid.
According to the value of
Rotation, the point grid is rotated by
0, 90, 180 or 270 degrees. Note that the
point grid does not necessarily have the correct orientation. When passing
Rotation, the point grid is rotated such that
the black circular mark in the rectification grid is positioned to the left
of the white one (see also
Finally, the mapping
Map between the distorted image and the
rectified image is calculated by interpolation between the grid points.
Each grid cell, for which the coordinates (
all four corner points are known, is projected onto a square of
MapType is used to specify the type of the output
If 'bilinear' interpolation
Map consists of one image containing five channels.
In the first channel for each pixel in the resulting image the linearized
coordinates of the pixel in the input image is stored that is in the upper
left position relative to the transformed coordinates.
The four other channels contain the weights of the four neighboring pixels
of the transformed coordinates which are used for the bilinear interpolation,
in the following order:
The second channel, for example, contains the weights of the pixels that
lie to the upper left relative to the transformed coordinates.
If 'coord_map_sub_pix' is chosen,
Map consists of
one vector field image, in which for each pixel of the resulting image
the subpixel precise coordinates in the input image are stored.
gen_grid_rectification_map additionally returns the calculated meshes
as XLD contours in
In contrary to
gen_grid_rectification_map and its predecessors are used when the
Column) of the grid points in the
distorted image are neither known nor can be derived from the image
If you want to re-use the created map in another program, you can save it as
a multi-channel image with the operator
write_image, using the format
Each input XLD contour
ConnectingLines must own the global
attribute 'bright_dark', as it is described with
→object (byte / uint2)
→object (int4 / uint2 / vector_field)
Image containing the mapping data.
Distance of the grid points in the rectified image.
GridSpacing > 0
→(string / integer)
Rotation to be applied to the point grid.
Default value: 'auto'
List of values: 0, 90, 180, 270, 'auto'
Row coordinates of the grid points.
Column coordinates of the grid points.
number(Column) == number(Row)
Type of mapping.
Default value: 'bilinear'
List of values: 'bilinear', 'coord_map_sub_pix'
gen_grid_rectification_map returns TRUE if all parameter values
are correct. If necessary, an exception is raised.