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Topic: The mixing formula of RGB
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Steven Lord

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Re: The mixing formula of RGB
Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:41 AM
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"Wenlong " <scc.wwl@gmail.com> wrote in message
> Hi, Eugenijus
> Thank you for your reply.
> I know little about computer graphic. My problem is that I need the pixel
> value of pixels in a colorized image (.BMP format), and use the value for
> some data analysis. I have the grayscale version of the same image, and I
> see it is a 2D matrix. So I can specify the coordinates of a pixel and get
> its pixel value.
> But when I come to colorized version of the image, it is a 3D matrix

The convention in MATLAB is that matrices are 2-D. Variables with arbitrary
numbers of dimensions are arrays. [All matrices are also arrays, but only
some arrays are matrices.] Certain operations are defined only on matrices
and will not work on N-D (N > 2) arrays. [Matrix multiplication is one

> that, as you said, combined by red, green and blue. I think there could be
> a way to extract the pixel value, not in three individual channels but a
> single metric?

img = rand(5, 4, 3);
pixel23 = img(2, 3, :)

The first element of pixel23 is the R component of the pixel at location (2,
3) in img. The second is the G component, the third if B.

Steve Lord
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