Function

vImageEndsInContrastStretch_ARGB8888

Performs an ends-in contrast stretch operation on an ARGB8888 source image.

Declaration

vImage_Error vImageEndsInContrastStretch_ARGB8888(const vImage_Buffer *src, const vImage_Buffer *dest, const unsigned int percent_low[4], const unsigned int percent_high[4], vImage_Flags flags);

Parameters

src

A pointer to a vImage buffer structure that contains the source image.

dest

A pointer to a vImage buffer data structure. You are responsible for filling out the height, width, and rowBytes fields of this structure, and for allocating a data buffer of the appropriate size. On return, the data buffer pointed to by this structure contains the destination image data. When you no longer need the data buffer, you must deallocate the memory.

percent_low

A percentage value. The number of pixels that map to the lowest end of the histogram of the transformed image should represent this percentage of the total pixels.

percent_high

A percentage value. The number of pixels that map to the highest end of the histogram of the transformed image should represent this percentage of the total pixels.

flags

The options to use. Set the kvImageDoNotTile flag if you plan to perform your own tiling or use multithreading.

Set the kvImageLeaveAlphaUnchanged flag to copy the alpha channel to the destination image unchanged.

Return Value

kvImageNoError; otherwise, one of the error codes described in Data Types and Constants.

Discussion

The ends-in contrast stretch operation alters the image histogram so that a certain percentage of pixels are mapped to the lowest end of the histogram, a certain percentage are mapped to the highest end, and the values in between “stretched” between the lowest and the highest. The ends-in contrast stretch operation is done separately for each of the four channels—alpha, red, green, and blue. However the size and range values are the same for each of the four histograms. In general, it is not possible to get exactly the desired percentage of pixels at the low end and the high end of the histogram of the transformed image. This operation only approximates the given values.

The source and destination buffers must have the same height and the same width.

See Also

Stretching the Contrast

vImageContrastStretch_ARGBFFFF

Stretches the contrast of an ARGBFFFF source image.

vImageContrastStretch_ARGB8888

Stretches the contrast of an ARGB8888 source image.

vImageContrastStretch_PlanarF

Stretches the contrast of a PlanarF source image.

vImageContrastStretch_Planar8

Stretches the contrast of a Planar8 source image.

vImageEndsInContrastStretch_ARGBFFFF

Performs an ends-in contrast stretch operation on an ARGBFFFF source image.

vImageEndsInContrastStretch_PlanarF

Performs an ends-in contrast stretch operation on a PlanarF source image.

vImageEndsInContrastStretch_Planar8

Performs an ends-in contrast stretch operation on a Planar8 source image.