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IplImage* conversion problem

asked 2014-06-18 08:38:22 -0500

hvn gravatar image

updated 2014-06-18 13:18:08 -0500


After lots of trying, I'm left with 1 issue:

IplImage* imageThresh = cvCreateImage(cvGetSize(image), 8, 1);
Mat imageThreshMat = Mat(imageThresh, false);
<some code that needs Mat>
imageThresh->imageData = (char *);
return imageThresh;

The return gives error: "could not convert ‘imageThresh’ from ‘IplImage* {aka _IplImage*}’ to ‘IplImage {aka _IplImage}’". How can I do this conversion ?

Code after change:

<omitting code needing Mat>
imageHSV->imageData = (char *);
*imageThresh = imageThreshMat.operator _IplImage();
return imageThresh;

This still gives the conversion error with return.

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answered 2014-06-18 08:53:34 -0500

unxnut gravatar image

You can convert the Mat image to IplImage by using the following:

*imageThresh = imageThreshMat.operator IplImage();
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Thank for your response. Tried this as well, but it doesn't solve the problem with the return either. BTW, which conversion do you recommend, using operator or (char *) ?

hvn gravatar imagehvn ( 2014-06-18 09:03:30 -0500 )edit

Using operator is the recommended conversion. After using the conversion, you do not have to copy the data.

unxnut gravatar imageunxnut ( 2014-06-18 09:35:24 -0500 )edit

I changed the conversion to your recommendation. Could you give a reason why the conversion error remains ?

hvn gravatar imagehvn ( 2014-06-18 10:29:54 -0500 )edit

Without knowing all the details of the code, it is hard to say but I'll hazard a guess that you need to change the second statement above to: Mat imageThreshMat = Mat(imageThresh, true);

unxnut gravatar imageunxnut ( 2014-06-18 10:42:54 -0500 )edit

Unfortunately that makes no difference. I also tried to define IplImage* outside the function and use "new IplImage" instead of cvCreateImage, but that doesn't help. Any more suggestions ?

hvn gravatar imagehvn ( 2014-06-18 12:10:20 -0500 )edit

Can you try to cvReleaseImage before copying back into it with the Mat operator?

unxnut gravatar imageunxnut ( 2014-06-18 12:28:39 -0500 )edit

Do you mean cvReleaseImage before "imageThresh->imageData" or before "Mat imageThreshMat = Mat(imageThresh, false);" ?

hvn gravatar imagehvn ( 2014-06-18 12:44:50 -0500 )edit

imageThresh-&gt;imageData is unnecessary because you would copy into imageThresh using operator IplImage(). You should do cvReleaseImage ( imageThresh ); just before you copy with the operator.

unxnut gravatar imageunxnut ( 2014-06-18 12:51:27 -0500 )edit

You are releasing imageHSV and overwriting imageThresh. You need to release imageThresh.

unxnut gravatar imageunxnut ( 2014-06-18 13:37:48 -0500 )edit

I will use imageThresh later, hence the return. Isn't releasing freeing the memory and so throwing it away ?

hvn gravatar imagehvn ( 2014-06-18 15:10:31 -0500 )edit
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