# Matlab imshow Pixel smoothing

• MATLAB
• rolotomassi
In summary, the conversation is about using MATLAB to smooth images and the use of interpolation functions. The code provided cannot be run by anyone else since the necessary file is on the poster's desktop. It is suggested to attach the file or plots to the post for a more detailed answer. The use of interpolation functions in MATLAB is also mentioned, particularly the interp1 function.

#### rolotomassi

Hi. I have this code in matlab:

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F=fft2(I); F = fftshift(F); % Center FFT

F = abs(F); % Get the magnitude since F is complex

F = log(F+1); % Use log, for perceptual scaling, and +1 since log(0) is undefined

subplot(2,2,1);imshow(F,[]);
subplot(2,2,[3,4]);plot(s,avg);
subplot(2,2,2);imshow(I,[]) //

F is the Fourier transform of my matrix of 1's and 0's which is 'I'. I would like to smooth both images so they do not appear pixelated like how in gnuplot we use interpolate.
Im new to MATLAB and the syntax so sorry if this is something really easy. Thanks in advance

rolotomassi said:
I would like to smooth both images so they do not appear pixelated like how in gnuplot we use interpolate.
Im new to MATLAB and the syntax so sorry if this is something really easy. Thanks in advance

The code cannot be run by anyone except you, since the text file you import is in a folder on your desktop. It would have been advisable to either attach the text file or the plots to the post. If you do that, you might be able to get a more detailed answer.

In MATLAB the interpolation functions are interp1, interp2, interp3, and interpn. You probably just need to use interp1:

http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/1-d-interpolation.html

## What is the purpose of using the "imshow" function in Matlab?

The "imshow" function in Matlab is used to display an image or matrix in a figure window. It allows the user to view and analyze the data in a visual format, making it easier to understand and manipulate.

## What is pixel smoothing in Matlab?

Pixel smoothing in Matlab is a process of reducing noise and enhancing image quality by averaging the pixel values in a local neighborhood. This helps to reduce the appearance of jagged edges and make the image appear smoother.

## How is pixel smoothing performed in Matlab?

Pixel smoothing in Matlab can be performed using the "imfilter" function, which applies a filter to the image to smooth out the pixel values. There are various types of filters that can be used for this purpose, such as Gaussian, median, and averaging filters.

## Can pixel smoothing affect the overall appearance of an image?

Yes, pixel smoothing can affect the overall appearance of an image. Depending on the type and strength of the smoothing filter used, the image may appear blurrier or smoother. It is important to strike a balance between reducing noise and preserving important details in the image.

## Are there any other techniques for noise reduction in images besides pixel smoothing?

Yes, there are other techniques for noise reduction in images, such as using a wavelet transform, applying a deconvolution filter, or using a non-local means filter. These techniques may be more effective in preserving details while reducing noise, but they may also be more computationally intensive.