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write

Write entire image

Description

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write(t,imageData) writes imageData to TIFF file associated with the Tiff object t. The write method breaks the data into strips or tiles, depending on the value of the RowsPerStrip tag, or the TileLength and TileWidth tags.

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write(t,Y,Cb,Cr) writes the YCbCr component data to the TIFF file. Use this syntax only for images with a YCbCr photometric interpretation.

Examples

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Write a RGB image and multiple tag values that characterize the image to a new TIFF file.

Load the image data and display the image.

load('peppers_RGB.mat');
imshow(RGB);
title('Peppers Image (RGB)');

Create a Tiff object to write the image data to a TIFF file.

t = Tiff('myfile.tif','w');  

Use the tagstruct structure to define multiple tag values that characterize the image.

tagstruct.ImageLength = size(RGB,1); 
tagstruct.ImageWidth = size(RGB,2);
tagstruct.Photometric = Tiff.Photometric.RGB;
tagstruct.BitsPerSample = 8;
tagstruct.SamplesPerPixel = 3;
tagstruct.PlanarConfiguration = Tiff.PlanarConfiguration.Chunky; 
tagstruct.Software = 'MATLAB'; 

Set the tag values for the Tiff object.

setTag(t,tagstruct)

Write image data to the file and then close the Tiff object.

write(t,RGB);
close(t);

Write a YCbCr image and multiple tag values that characterize the image to a new TIFF file.

Load and display the Y component of the image.

load('peppers_YCbCr.mat');
imshow(Y);
title('Peppers Image (Y Component)');

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object with title Peppers Image (Y Component) contains an object of type image.

Create a Tiff object to write the image data to a TIFF file.

t = Tiff('myfile_YCbCr.tif','w');  

Use the tagstruct structure to define multiple tag values that characterize the image.

tagstruct.ImageLength = size(Y,1);
tagstruct.ImageWidth = size(Y,2);
tagstruct.SampleFormat = 1; % uint
tagstruct.Photometric = Tiff.Photometric.YCbCr;
tagstruct.BitsPerSample = 8 ;
tagstruct.SamplesPerPixel = 3;
tagstruct.YCbCrSubSampling = [1,1];
tagstruct.Compression = Tiff.Compression.None;  
tagstruct.PlanarConfiguration = Tiff.PlanarConfiguration.Chunky; 
tagstruct.Software = 'MATLAB'; 

Set the tag values for the Tiff object.

setTag(t,tagstruct)

Write image data to the file, and then close the Tiff object.

write(t,Y,Cb,Cr)
close(t)

Input Arguments

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Tiff object representing a TIFF file. Use the Tiff function to create the object.

Image data, specified as a numeric array. For example, for an RGB image imageData is an M-by-N-by-3 array. Where M and N are the number of rows and columns in the image, respectively.

Data Types: double

Luma component of the image data, specified as a two-dimensional numeric array.

Data Types: double

Blue-difference chroma component of the image data, specified as a two-dimensional numeric array.

Data Types: double

Red-difference chroma component of the image data, specified as a two-dimensional numeric array.

Data Types: double

Tips

  • Writing TIFF images with certain combinations of photometric configuration and the number of samples per pixel is not recommended. The value of SamplesPerPixel must be equal to the sum of Photometric color channels and the ExtraSamples specified in the Tiff object.

Introduced in R2009b