function I = imreadbw(file)
% IMREADBW Reads an image as gray-scale
% I=IMREADBW(FILE) reads the image FILE and converts the result to a
% gray scale image (with DOUBLE storage class anr range normalized
% in [0,1]).
% Copyright (c) 2006 The Regents of the University of California.
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% Created by Andrea Vedaldi
% UCLA Vision Lab - Department of Computer Science
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% the program will be uninterrupted or error-free. The end-user
% understands that the program was developed for research purposes and
% is advised not to rely exclusively on the program for any reason.
% This software embodies a method for which the following patent has
% been issued: "Method and apparatus for identifying scale invariant
% features in an image and use of same for locating an object in an
% image," David G. Lowe, US Patent 6,711,293 (March 23,
% 2004). Provisional application filed March 8, 1999. Asignee: The
% University of British Columbia.
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if(size(I,3) > 1)
I = rgb2gray( I ) ;