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resize function returns shifted image columns on OSX Mavericks 64bit opencv 2.4.7

I'm using OpenCV 2.4.7 on OSX Mavericks 64bit.

I installed OpenCV using mac ports

'sudo port install opencv'.

I pointed the search path headers and libraries (respectively) to



In the Build phases: I've added the following to the `Link Binary with Libraries' section:



Builds in Xcode 5 without issues.

I run into problem with the resize function of OpenCV. I tested a scenario where the dst image has the same width and height as the src image. So basically the dimensions were not altered and the returned image is as expected ....

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However when I double the width of the image, pixel columns are shifted (like a interlacing/ghosting effect)...

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My Objective-C function is as follow:

- (NSMutableArray*) resizeWithPixelData: (NSMutableArray*) pixelData withWidth: (int) width withHeight: (int) height withFactor: (float) resizeFactor withDirection: (NSString*) resizeDirection {

    cv::Mat image(height,width,CV_8UC1); //height, width ... no colours.
    //NSLog(@" %i %i",image.cols,image.rows);
    for (int i = 0; i < image.rows; i++) {
        for (int j = 0; j < image.cols; j++) {
            cv::Vec3b &intensity =<cv::Vec3b>(i, j);
            for(int k = 0; k < image.channels(); k++) {
                //uchar col = intensity.val[k];
                uint8_t value = [[pixelData objectAtIndex:i*width + j] intValue];;
                intensity.val[k] = (uchar) value;

    cv::Mat newimage;
    //NSLog(@"height %d width %d",height,resizeFactor*width);
    if ([resizeDirection isEqualToString:@"x"]){
        cv::resize(image, newimage, cv::Size((int)resizeFactor*width,(int)height),0,0,CV_INTER_CUBIC);

    NSLog(@" resize width width %i height %i ",image.cols,image.rows);
    NSLog(@" resize width width %i height %i ",newimage.cols,newimage.rows);

    NSMutableArray* resizedPixelData = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];

    for (int i = 0; i < newimage.rows; i++) {
        for (int j = 0; j < newimage.cols; j++) {
            cv::Vec3b intensity =<cv::Vec3b>(i, j);
            for(int k = 0; k < newimage.channels(); k++) {
                uchar col = intensity.val[k];
                //NSLog(@" %i ",(uint8_t)col);
                [resizedPixelData addObject:[NSNumber numberWithInt:(uint8_t)col]];
    return resizedPixelData;

Much appreciated if anyone can point out a fix for this problem.

Is it the current version of opencv?

Is the call to the resize function incorrect?

Incompatibility with Xcode/OSX/Mavericks?

The above function is in a .mm file, (i.e. objective-C plus plus).