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how to convert gray image to color image

Latest activity Commented on by fereshte
on 24 May 2014
Image=imread('fog1.bmp');
[m n r]=size(Image)
rgb=zeros(m,n,3);
rgb(:,:,1)=Image;
rgb(:,:,2)=rgb(:,:,1);
rgb(:,:,3)=rgb(:,:,1);
Image=rgb/255;
figure,imshow(Image);

I am getting error in the line rgb(:,:,1)=Image;

Can anyone tell whats the error

  2 Comments

Image Analyst
on 25 Aug 2012

Siva, you've been asking enough questions here that you should learn how to format lines as code. Here's a tip: Just simply highlight the lines of code and click the {}Code icon above the text box. That will format it so that we will see it properly. I've done it for you this time but try to do it yourself next time - it's not hard. Thanks!

Thanks Image Analyst. I shall follow it

4 Answers

Answer by venkat vasu
on 25 Aug 2012
Edited by Walter Roberson
on 26 Aug 2012
 Accepted answer
Image=imread('fog1.bmp');
if size(Image,3)==3
    Image=rgb2gray(Image);
end
[m n r]=size(Image);
rgb=zeros(m,n,3); 
rgb(:,:,1)=Image;
rgb(:,:,2)=rgb(:,:,1);
rgb(:,:,3)=rgb(:,:,1);
Image=rgb/255; 
figure,imshow(Image);

Try this code...


Answer by Titus Edelhofer
on 25 Aug 2012

Hi,

what's the value of r? One? Or three? I guess your Image is already an RGB image, only that R, G and B are always equal (and therefore you have gray) ...

Titus

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Image Analyst
on 25 Aug 2012

So the proper code would most likely be:

rgbImage = imread('fog1.bmp');
[rows columns numberOfColorChannels] = size(rgbImage);
if numberOfColorChannels == 1
  % It's monochrome, so convert to color.
  rgbImage = cat(3, rgbImage, rgbImage, rgbImage);
end
imshow(rgbImage);

Answer by fereshte
on 24 May 2014

hi,i tested all codes in this post for my image.but output was gray image.why?

  4 Comments

fereshte
on 24 May 2014

thanks.for jpg images, this code return me color image but for bmp color image give me graye image. original images are color(red.green.blue).i apply them in my code but output images were gray!! i use above codes to convert them to color image but output was gray image again.how correct it?

Image Analyst
on 24 May 2014

Please post your image and your code as a new question.


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