Before using the display functions, make sure you understand the image types defined by the toolbox. See Display Different Image Types.
|Composite of two images|
|Compare differences between images|
|Display multiple image frames as rectangular montage|
|Make movie from multiframe image|
|Play movies, videos, or image sequences|
|Display image as texture-mapped surface|
The toolbox automatically sets the properties of graphics objects to optimize image display.
You can display grayscale, RGB, indexed, and binary images in a figure window. Each element of image data is displayed on a single screen pixel.
You can display multiple images in separate figure windows or individually in the same figure window. You can create a composite of two images for easier comparison.
You can display truecolor, grayscale, binary, and indexed images in a figure window or in the interactive Image Viewer app.
A colorbar shows the correspondence between data values and the colors displayed in a figure.
Print images to use them in a word processing program or graphics editor.
You can view and edit preferences to control how images are displayed on your screen by default.
You can display, explore, and process images interactively with Image Viewer app.
You can view reduced-size versions, called thumbnails, of all images in a folder using the Image Browser app. Preview images and open them directly in other apps.
You can animate image sequences using the Video Viewer app. Explore the image sequence with playback, panning, and zooming controls.
You can create a movie from an image sequence of truecolor or indexed images. Movies can be played in the MATLAB® environment or written to a video file.
You can view perpendicular cross-sections of 3-D volumetric data using the Volume Viewer app. Adjust the rendering to reveal structures within the volume.