An 8 by 8 block is 64 elements, so your columns will be 64 rows tall. And with a block size of 8, you are going to have 32 of these columns for each 8 row tall strip. And there will be 32 8-row-tall strips going down your image. So you're going to have 32*32 = 1024 of these 64 row tall columns. Explain to me how these 1024 columns are supposed to be reorganized into a 256x256 matrix.
You may be after something like this, which uses blockproc():
% Demo code to divide the image up into 8 pixel by 8 pixel blocks % and replace each pixel in the block by the column vector % of all the pixels in the block. % clc; clearvars; close all; workspace; fontSize = 16;
% Read in a standard MATLAB gray scale demo image. folder = fullfile(matlabroot, '\toolbox\images\imdemos'); if ~exist(folder, 'dir') % If that folder does not exist, don't use a folder % and hope it can find the image on the search path. folder = ; end baseFileName = 'cameraman.tif'; fullFileName = fullfile(folder, baseFileName); grayImage = imread(fullFileName); % Get the dimensions of the image. numberOfColorBands should be = 1. [rows, columns, numberOfColorBands] = size(grayImage) % Display the original gray scale image. subplot(2, 2, 1); imshow(grayImage, ); title('Original Grayscale Image', 'FontSize', fontSize);
% Enlarge figure to full screen. set(gcf, 'Position', get(0,'Screensize')); set(gcf,'name','Image Analysis Demo','numbertitle','off')
% Define the function that we will apply to each block. % First in this demo we will take the block and shape it into a column vector. myFunction = @(theBlockStructure) theBlockStructure.data(:);
% Block process the image to replace every pixel in the % 8 pixel by 8 pixel block by the column vector of the pixels in the block. blockSize = [8 8]; blockyImage8 = blockproc(single(grayImage), blockSize, myFunction); % Works. [rows, columns] = size(blockyImage8);
% Display the block image. subplot(2, 2, 2); imshow(blockyImage8, ); caption = sprintf('Block Image\n32 by 32 blocks. Input block size = 8\n%d rows by %d columns', rows, columns); title(caption, 'FontSize', fontSize);