# plotting intensity distributions on an image

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Sumera Yamin on 12 Nov 2020
Edited: Sumera Yamin on 16 Nov 2020
I have an image and i can calculate sum of intensities along x and y axis using following code. i want to plot the sum of intensities as histograms on the image along x and y axis, like the example attached. Many thanks for the help
intensity_x=sum(X1); %row vector containing the sum of each column.
intensity_y=sum(X1,2); %column vector containing the sum of each row.
Sumera Yamin on 13 Nov 2020
Hi, many thanks for your answer, i am looking for a plot like the attached picture with original question i attached a sample image here.

Image Analyst on 13 Nov 2020
Try this:
clc; % Clear the command window.
close all; % Close all figures (except those of imtool.)
clear; % Erase all existing variables. Or clearvars if you want.
workspace; % Make sure the workspace panel is showing.
format long g;
format compact;
fontSize = 18;
fprintf('Beginning to run %s.m ...\n', mfilename);
echo off;
%===============================================================================
% Read in gray scale image.
baseFileName = 'moon.tif';
% Get the dimensions of the image. numberOfColorBands should be = 3.
[rows, columns, numberOfColorBands] = size(grayImage);
% If it's RGB instead of grayscale, convert it to gray scale.
if numberOfColorBands > 1
grayImage = rgb2gray(grayImage);
end
% Display the original image.
subplot(2, 2, 4);
imshow(grayImage);
axis on;
caption = sprintf('Original Image : %s', baseFileName);
title(caption, 'FontSize', fontSize);
impixelinfo;
% Enlarge figure to full screen.
set(gcf, 'Units', 'Normalized', 'Outerposition', [0, 0.1, 1, 0.9]);
[rows, columns, numberOfColorChannels] = size(grayImage);
if numberOfColorChannels == 3
grayImage = rgb2gray(grayImage);
end
% Plot sum of columns -- vertically sum all columns within each row.
verticalSum = sum(grayImage, 2);
subplot(2, 2, 3); % Switch to the axes to the left of the image axes.
plot(verticalSum, 1:rows, 'b-', 'LineWidth', 2);
axis ij; % Invert vertical axis to match the image which has row 1 at the top.
ylabel('Row', 'FontSize', fontSize);
xlabel('Sum of Gray Levels', 'FontSize', fontSize);
ylim([1, rows]);
grid on;
% Plot sum of rows -- vertically sum all rows within each column.
horizontalSum = sum(grayImage, 1);
subplot(2, 2, 2); % Switch to the axes above the image axes.
plot(1 : columns, horizontalSum, 'b-', 'LineWidth', 2);
xlabel('Column', 'FontSize', fontSize);
ylabel('Sum of Gray Levels', 'FontSize', fontSize);
xlim([1, columns]);
grid on;
Sumera Yamin on 16 Nov 2020
right, i was using saveas() to sve my images. works fine now...many thanks for your useful answers.

Image Analyst on 13 Nov 2020
What I've done in this case is to have two additional axes, one on the left of the image axes, and one below or above it. I plot the vertical profile along the one on the left, with x and y switched, and the horizontal profile along the axes underneath the image.
[rows, columns, numberOfColorChannels] = size(grayImage);
if numberOfColorChannels == 3
grayImage = rgb2gray(grayImage);
end
verticalSum = sum(grayImage, 2);
horizontalSum = sum(grayImage, 1);
axes(handles.axesLeft); % Switch to the axes to the left of the image axes.
plot(verticalSum, 1:rows, 'b-', 'LineWidth', 2);
grid on;
axes(handles.axesBelow); % Switch to the axes below the image axes.
plot(1 : columns, horizontalSum, 'b-', 'LineWidth', 2);
grid on;
Sumera Yamin on 13 Nov 2020
yes, i am not using guide gui, and i still dont understand what is meant by "handels to those axis". I have not set up any. Also if i replace '.axesleft', how would matlb know, where to plot ?