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subtract from white - invert

asked 2012-10-31 15:52:57 -0500

aliasofmike gravatar image

updated 2015-09-04 11:11:22 -0500

I'm looking to invert an image, such that black would become white.

I'm using the C++ OpenCV. The documentation seems to suggest that:


would work. It doesn't, though it compiles.

I know I can go through pixel by pixel, but I am writing a application that processes live video and need to take advantage of whatever optimizations I can.

Any suggestions are appreciated! I feel like I'm missing something, because the subtract function doesn't appear to be overloaded from looking at the header file...

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answered 2012-10-31 21:29:11 -0500

unxnut gravatar image

The follwoing should do it:

bitwise_not ( src, dst );
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Thanks! That does to it, and seems to me like the best way.

Interestingly, I found out that my originally posted solution:


works just fine as well.

My problem was actually that my destination mat was not the same size as the source. oops!

aliasofmike gravatar imagealiasofmike ( 2012-11-02 12:44:57 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-10-31 16:39:44 -0500

AlexanderShishkov gravatar image
cv::Mat src = ...
cv::Mat invSrc =  cv::Scalar::all(255) - src;
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