The MathWorks has released Image Processing Toolbox 4, which is based on MATLAB.
MATLAB, which is Mac OS X compatible, provides core mathematics and advanced graphical tools for data analysis, visualization and algorithm and application development. Widely used by engineers and scientists, it has over 500 mathematical, statistical and engineering functions.
Combining the new toolbox with MATLAB makes it possible to visualize and evaluate live digital image streams, apply advanced image processing algorithms to perform analyses of data and develop custom algorithms to process the image data.
The US$999 Image Processing Toolbox is available for Mac, Wintel, Unix and Linux systems. Version 4 delivers new features and better speed and performance, according to The MathWorks. The updated toolbox also includes new image viewer capabilities, including the display of image metadata along with pan, scroll, zoom and overview tools for large images.
The Image Processing Toolbox sports color space functions that enable customers to read ICC color profiles and conduct conversions to device independent color spaces. Version 4 also adds new image enhancement methods, stronger DICOM export support and faster image arithmetic functions.