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2010.02.08 10:47 "[Tiff] fftw and TIFF files", by
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2010.02.09 08:16 "Re: [Tiff] FFT on two TIFF images", by
2010.02.09 09:11 "Re: [Tiff] FFT on two TIFF images", by
2010.02.09 15:39 "Re: [Tiff] FFT on two TIFF images", by Lee Howard
2010.02.09 16:37 "Re: [Tiff] FFT on two TIFF images", by Bob Friesenhahn
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2010.02.09 16:37 "Re: [Tiff] FFT on two TIFF images", by Bob Friesenhahn

On Tue, 9 Feb 2010, Gil, Debora, VF-ES (dgilalv) STU wrote:

This is what made me thing about using the correlation to measure the resemblance. Doing the FFT with FFTW looked quite simple, but my lack of experience dealing with images is the main obstacle. I started reading about TIFF and tiles, scanlines, grayscale, rgba... but I didn't really understand many of the concepts... and still don't.

As John Cupitt points out, there are much easier ways to compare two images (assuming that pixel row/columns line up) than advanced programming with a FFT. The free software I maintain (GraphicsMagick) also provides ready-made algorithms for comparing images. I didn't mention it because it is not optimized for FAX images (but usually works fine). Common comparison metrics are MAE, MSE, PAE, PSNR, and RMSE, as well as annotated difference images.

Bob
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