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Basic Display

View image data, view multi-frame images (movies), set display preferences

Before using the display functions, make sure you understand the image types defined by the toolbox. See Display Different Image Types.

Functions

imshow Display image
imfuse Composite of two images
imshowpair Compare differences between images
montage Display multiple image frames as rectangular montage
immovie Make movie from multiframe image
implay Play movies, videos, or image sequences
warp Display image as texture-mapped surface
iptgetpref Get values of Image Processing Toolbox preferences
iptprefs Display Image Processing Toolbox Preferences dialog box
iptsetpref Set Image Processing Toolbox preferences or display valid values

Apps

Image Viewer View and explore images
Image Browser Browse images using thumbnails
Volume Viewer View volumetric image

Examples and How To

Displaying Images Using the imshow Function

To display images of a supported image type, use the imshow function.

Display Multiple Images in the Same Figure

To display multiple images in a single figure window, use the imshow function with the MATLAB® subplot function.

Display Images with Image Viewer App

Learn how to display, explore, and process images with the Image Viewer app.

Display Different Image Types

Learn how to display the four fundamental image types using imshow and imtool.

Add Colorbar to Displayed Image

To add a colorbar to an image displayed with imshow, use the colorbar command.

View Thumbnails of Images in Folder or Datastore

To view reduced-size versions of images in a folder or image datastore, use the Image Browser app.

View Image Sequences in Video Viewer App

Learn how to animate image sequences with the Video Viewer app.

Convert Multiframe Image to Movie

To create a MATLAB movie from an image sequence, use the immovie function.

Print Images

Learn how to print images from the figure window and using the Image Viewer.

Image Processing Toolbox Preferences

Set Image Processing Toolbox™ preferences to control how images are displayed on your screen.

Explore 3-D Volumetric Data with the Volume Viewer App

Use the Volume Viewer app to explore 3-D volumetric data interactively.

Concepts

Image Display and Exploration Overview

The Image Processing Toolbox software includes two display functions, imshow and imtool, that optimize the image display.

Image Types in the Toolbox

The Image Processing Toolbox software supports four fundamental image types: binary, indexed, grayscale, and truecolor.

What Is an Image Sequence?

An image sequence is a collection of images related by time, such as frames in a movie, or by spatial location, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) slices.

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