Software User's Guide
In order to download a program for recognizing digital image contours, you should:
- Select the type of contours (two modifications are available: rough contour detection with large pixel and fine contour detection with normal pixel);
- Click on the hyperlink in the “Link” section in the table above. After that, the following screen form should appear:
- Choose the path to save the program on your computer and click on the "Save" button - after that the download process will begin.
Warning: at the moment only Linux-version of the program is available for download. The version for Windows will appear later.
- After downloading the software on your computer, you should see an archive named "Rough _ ***. zip", where instead of asterisks you will see the version of the downloaded release (for information about previous versions of the program, see the "Previous versions" section of the table);
- Unpack the zip-archive. In the unpacked directory there are two files: an executable file "run" and an example of the processed image "flowers.jpg" (the shot was made during XIX Geometrical Seminar in Zlatibor (Serbia, August 28 - September 4, 2016), where the geometric coding method (GC) was first introduced).
- Open the console (terminal - in the graphical shell) for a set of commands;
- Using the "chmod + x run" command, we give the file the rights of the executable program;
- Use the command " ./run image_name.*** " to run the program.
The first argument "./run" is always written (by default), the second argument "image_name. ***" must contain the name of the digital image being processed, indicating the extension.
the processed image must be in the same directory with the program, otherwise the program will not be able to read it and will display the error message "(!) Error of image reading"
Recommended extensions of processed images: jpg, jpeg, bmp, png, tif.
- After executing this command, the program will display the following information: the width and height of the image, as well as the elapsed time (in milliseconds).
After executing the program, the result is automatically saved in the directory with the program with the extension .bmp. If necessary, you can process new images by changing the second argument in the above command.