Happy New Year everyone!
I just wrapped up a second year of blogging about image processing in MATLAB. I write once or twice a week about image processing algorithms, image processing concepts, and MATLAB implementations. Plus whatever else interests me!
I've been at MathWorks for about 14 years now. When I started here, MATLAB 4.0 was new, the mugs said "Picture the Power!", and PCs had 8MB of RAM, 8-bit graphics cards, and Windows 3.1. (And my beard had no gray.) We've all come a long way since then.
In 2007 I posted 71 times. To post that often and still get my "day job" done, I try hard to take only an hour or so to prepare each post. Some of the year's topics include:
- Algorithm development and implementation (connected component series, upslope area series)
- Image processing concepts (pad values in dilation and erosion)
- Things I wish I knew more about (Costas arrays)
- Software design decisions (whatever happened to isgray, bwlabeln)
- Software features you might not know about (bwselect, imclearborder)
- Random thoughts (classification of operations, image processing in movie plots)
My favorite post title of the year was METACOW.
If you haven't been reading the blog very long, click on "Blog archive" on the right to explore past topics. Be sure to check out some of the posts back in 2006, such as the series on pixel colors in MATLAB, or the series on spatial transformations.
I read carefully every comment posted here, and I reply to many of them. Because of the volume of comments and e-mail, I am usually limited to spending a minute or two on each response. For questions that require too much time, I sometimes send a standard response that includes links to many sources of information about image processing and MATLAB. In recent months I've started deleting requests for help with student projects, or requests for custom code. The volume of those requests was getting out of hand, and I didn't want them to drown out more relevant reader comments.
Often reader comments and questions that are of general interest lead to new posts, such as intensity-weighted centroids.
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Finally, would you like to help me refill my list of potential blog topics? Please add a comment with topics you'd like to see.
I wish everyone a happy and productive 2008!
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