Can I Perform Image Fusion in NI LabVIEW?

Updated Sep 23, 2019

Reported In

Hardware

  • Camera

Software

  • LabVIEW
  • Vision Development Module
  • LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

  • I wanted to know if I can perform Image Fusion for the images that I'm acquiring from my USB cameras in NI LabVIEW.
  • Can I understand how to develop a program for performing the Image Fusion in LabVIEW?

Solution

Image fusion can be performed in NI LabVIEW and there is an example program available for the same.

You can locate the Image Fusion example by following the steps mentioned in the document : Using NI example Finder and searching for Image Fusion in the Search Field as mentioned in the snippet below:



This example computes the detail and approximation coefficients of two images with the WA Discrete Wavelet Transform VI, merges the resulting coefficients, and computes the fusion image with the WA Inverse Discrete Wavelet Transform VI.

Additional Information

Image fusion example basically merges images from different sources and modalities into a single image. The purpose of image fusion is to extract useful information from difference sources without introducing artifacts. The DWT-based image fusion method merges images in the wavelet-transform domain. The DWT method retains the sharp contrast information from all source images and provides both spatial and frequency localization.

You will need to install the LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing toolkit to work with the mentioned example.
The LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit is add-on software for LabVIEW that includes tools for the analysis of time frequency, time series and wavelets.

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