# code for white gaussian noise for image

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Answered: Namwon Kim on 13 Jan 2020
Hi, I have a Lena image with size 512X512 and I want to add white Gaussian noise with mean=0 and variance=10 to this image. do you have any code that do this for me? thanks in advance.

Namwon Kim on 13 Jan 2020
%% Code for White Gaussian Noise for Image
% noisy = (sqrt((Standard Deviation)^2)*randn(size(Lena_image))+mean + Lena_image
% Where (Standard Deviation)^2 is a variance, and
% [512, 512] = size(Lena_image)
Therefore,
load Lena % Input: Lena image
noisy = (sqrt(10)*randn(512,512))+0 + Lena;

Walter Roberson on 26 Mar 2018
https://www.mathworks.com/help/images/ref/imnoise.html
Walter Roberson on 3 Apr 2018
A variance of 10 is not "suitable or double images" (that are in the range 0 to 1). Especially not if you think of the range 0 to 1 as being upper and lower bounds on representation and do not permit (say) -7 to +7 to be stored there to give room for a clear variance of 10. If you clamp at 0 to 1 then you can never get a variance of 10.