Read Images not supported by Matlab, but supported by Irfanview
Updated 14 Sep 2015

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Matlab sometimes does not support an certain image format. For instance Error reading bmp data Bitfield compression not supported.
This function imread_irfanview, uses the installed Irfanview application to convert the not-supported image file to a TIF file supported by Matlab.
Note, probably you have to change the PATH to the Irfanview application inside your code.
I = imread_irfanview('test.bmp');
figure, imshow(I);

Cite As

Dirk-Jan Kroon (2024). imread_irfanview(filename) (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2012b
Compatible with any release
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