Shift rows or columns of image by linearly varying offset
Geometric Transformations
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The Shear block shifts the rows or columns of an image by a gradually increasing distance left or right or up or down.
Note: This block supports intensity and color images on its ports. |
Port | Input/Output | Supported Data Types | Complex Values Supported |
---|---|---|---|
Image | M-by-N matrix of intensity values or an M-by-N-by-P color video signal where P is the number of color planes |
| No |
S | Two-element vector that represents the number of pixels by which you want to shift your first and last rows or columns | Same as I port | No |
Output | Shifted image | Same as I port | No |
If the data type of the input to the I port is floating point, the input to the S port of this block must be the same data type. Also, the block output is the same data type.
Use the Shear direction parameter to specify
whether you want to shift the rows or columns. If you select Horizontal
,
the first row has an offset equal to the first element of the Row/column
shear values [first last] vector. The following rows have
an offset that linearly increases up to the value you enter for the
last element of the Row/column shear values [first last] vector.
If you select Vertical
, the first column has an
offset equal to the first element of the Row/column shear
values [first last] vector. The following columns have
an offset that linearly increases up to the value you enter for the
last element of the Row/column shear values [first last] vector.
Use the Output size after shear parameter
to specify the size of the sheared image. If you select Full
,
the block outputs a matrix that contains the entire sheared image.
If you select Same as input image
, the block outputs
a matrix that is the same size as the input image and contains the
top-left portion of the sheared image. Use the Background
fill value parameter to specify the pixel values outside
the image.
Use the Shear values source parameter to
specify how to enter your shear parameters. If you select Specify
via dialog
, the Row/column shear values [first
last] parameter appears in the dialog box. Use this parameter
to enter a two-element vector that represents the number of pixels
by which you want to shift your first and last rows or columns. For
example, if for the Shear direction parameter
you select Horizontal
and, for the Row/column
shear values [first last] parameter, you enter [50
150]
, the block moves the top-left corner 50 pixels to the
right and the bottom left corner of the input image 150 pixels to
the right. If you want to move either corner to the left, enter negative
values. If for the Shear direction parameter
you select Vertical
and, for the Row/column
shear values [first last] parameter, you enter [-10
50]
, the block moves the top-left corner 10 pixels up and
the top right corner 50 pixels down. If you want to move either corner
down, enter positive values.
Use the Interpolation method parameter
to specify which interpolation method the block uses to shear the
image. If you select Nearest neighbor
, the block
uses the value of the nearest pixel for the new pixel value. If you
select Bilinear
, the new pixel value is the weighted
average of the two nearest pixel values. If you select Bicubic
,
the new pixel value is the weighted average of the four nearest pixel
values.
The number of pixels the block considers affects the complexity of the computation. Therefore, the nearest-neighbor interpolation is the most computationally efficient. However, because the accuracy of the method is proportional to the number of pixels considered, the bicubic method is the most accurate. For more information, see Nearest Neighbor, Bilinear, and Bicubic Interpolation Methods in the Computer Vision System Toolbox™ User's Guide.
If, for the Shear values source parameter,
you select Input port
, the S port appears on the
block. At each time step, the input to the S port must be a two-element
vector that represents the number of pixels by which to shift your
first and last rows or columns.
If, for the Output size after shear parameter,
you select Full
, and for the Shear values
source parameter, you select Input port
,
the Maximum shear value parameter appears in
the dialog box. Use this parameter to enter a real, scalar value that
represents the maximum number of pixels by which to shear your image.
The block uses this parameter to determine the size of the output
matrix. If any input to the S port is greater than the absolute value
of the Maximum shear value parameter, the block
saturates to the maximum value.
The following diagram shows the data types used in the Shear block for bilinear interpolation of fixed-point signals.
You can set the product output, accumulator, and output data types in the block mask.
The Main pane of the Shear dialog box appears as shown in the following figure.
Specify whether you want to shift the rows or columns of the
input image. Select Horizontal
to linearly increase
the offset of the rows. Select Vertical
to steadily
increase the offset of the columns.
Specify the size of the sheared image. If you select Full
,
the block outputs a matrix that contains the sheared image values.
If you select Same as input image
, the block outputs
a matrix that is the same size as the input image and contains a portion
of the sheared image.
Specify how to enter your shear parameters. If you select Specify
via dialog
, the Row/column shear values [first
last] parameter appears in the dialog box. If you select Input
port
, port S appears on the block. The block uses the input
to this port at each time step as your shear value.
Enter a two-element vector that represents the number of pixels
by which to shift your first and last rows or columns. This parameter
is visible if, for the Shear values source parameter,
you select Specify via dialog
.
Enter a real, scalar value that represents the maximum number
of pixels by which to shear your image. This parameter is visible
if, for the Shear values source parameter, you
select Input port
.
Specify a value for the pixels that are outside the image. This parameter is tunable.
Specify which interpolation method the block uses to shear the
image. If you select Nearest neighbor
, the block
uses the value of one nearby pixel for the new pixel value. If you
select Bilinear
, the new pixel value is the weighted
average of the two nearest pixel values. If you select Bicubic
,
the new pixel value is the weighted average of the four nearest pixel
values.
The Data Types pane of the Shear dialog box appears as shown in the following figure.
Select the rounding mode for fixed-point operations.
Select the overflow mode for fixed-point operations.
Choose how to specify the word length and the fraction length of the shear values.
When you select Same word length as input
,
the word length of the shear values match that of the input to the
block. In this mode, the fraction length of the shear values is automatically
set to the binary-point only scaling that provides you with the best
precision possible given the value and word length of the shear values.
When you select Specify word length
,
you can enter the word length of the shear values, in bits. The block
automatically sets the fraction length to give you the best precision.
When you select Binary point scaling
,
you can enter the word length and the fraction length of the shear
values, in bits.
When you select Slope and bias scaling
,
you can enter the word length, in bits, and the slope of the shear
values. The bias of all signals in the Computer Vision System Toolbox blocks
is 0.
This parameter is visible if, for the Shear values
source parameter, you select Specify via dialog
.
As depicted in the previous figure, the output of the multiplier is placed into the product output data type and scaling. Use this parameter to specify how to designate this product output word and fraction lengths.
When you select Same as first input
,
these characteristics match those of the first input to the block
at the I port.
When you select Binary point scaling
,
you can enter the word length and the fraction length of the product
output, in bits.
When you select Slope and bias scaling
,
you can enter the word length, in bits, and the slope of the product
output. The bias of all signals in the Computer Vision System Toolbox blocks
is 0.
As depicted in the previous figure, inputs to the accumulator are cast to the accumulator data type. The output of the adder remains in the accumulator data type as each element of the input is added to it. Use this parameter to specify how to designate this accumulator word and fraction lengths.
When you select Same as product output
,
these characteristics match those of the product output.
When you select Same as first input
,
these characteristics match those of the first input to the block
at the I port.
When you select Binary point scaling
,
you can enter the word length and the fraction length of the accumulator,
in bits.
When you select Slope and bias scaling
,
you can enter the word length, in bits, and the slope of the accumulator.
The bias of all signals in the Computer Vision System Toolbox blocks
is 0.
Choose how to specify the word length and fraction length of the output of the block:
When you select Same as first input
,
these characteristics match those of the first input to the block
at the I port.
When you select Binary point scaling
,
you can enter the word length and the fraction length of the output,
in bits.
When you select Slope and bias scaling
,
you can enter the word length, in bits, and the slope of the output.
The bias of all signals in the Computer Vision System Toolbox blocks
is 0.
Select this parameter to prevent the fixed-point tools from
overriding the data types you specify on the block mask. For more
information, see fxptdlg
,
a reference page on the Fixed-Point Tool in the Simulink^{®} documentation.
[1] Wolberg, George. Digital Image Warping. Washington: IEEE Computer Society Press, 1990.