Tuesday, June 24, 2008

ACM Programming Competitors


The International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS) is one of the main international fora for the presentation and discussion of the latest technological advances in interactive multimedia services. The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry working in all areas of image, video and audio applications, with a special focus on analysis.
After Louvain (1997), Berlin (1999), Tampere (2001), London (2003), Lisboa (2004), Montreux (2005), Incheon (2006), Santorini (2007) and Klagenfurt (2008), WIAMIS 2009 will be held in London.

Important Dates:
Proposal for Special Session: November 21, 2008
Paper Submission: December 1, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: January 16, 2009
Camera-ready Papers: February 06, 2009

AForge.NET 1.6.3 Release

The new version of AForge.NET introduces one of the most highly requested features - changing frame rate and frame size of local capture device. Now there are DesiredFrameRate and DesiredFrameSize properties in AForge.Video.DirectShow.VideoCaptureDevice class, which allow to set desired frame rate and size (desired because it may not be provided if capture device does not support specified settings).

AForge.NET is a C# framework designed for developers and researchers in the fields of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence - image processing, neural networks, genetic algorithms, machine learning, etc.
At this point the framework is comprised of 5 main and some additional libraries:

AForge.Imaging – a library for image processing routines and filers;
AForge.Neuro – neural networks computation library;
AForge.Genetic –
evolution programming library;
AForge.Vision – computer vision library;
AForge.Machine Learning – machine learning library.

The work on the framework's improvement is in constants progress, what means that new feature and namespaces are coming constantly. To get knowledge about its progress you may track source repository's log or visit project discussion group to get the latest information about it.
The framework is provided with not only different libraries and their sources, but with many sample applications, which demonstrate the use of this framework, and with documentation help files, which are provided in HTML Help format.
In the case you found an issue in any component of the framework or you would like to request for a new feature, you may feel free to submit the issue/request on the “Issues” page.
In case you are interested in the project and would like to learn about it more or in case you would like to contribute it, you are more than welcome to participate in the project’s discussion group.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lire: Submission to the ACM Multimedia Open Source Contest 2008

"I recently submitted Lire and LireDemo to the ACM Multimedia Open Source Software Competition 2008. As I’d really like to go there I hope it will judged as relevant contribution and a demo at the ACM Multimedia is requested. Note that I’ve integrated a new feature in LireDemo for the ACM Multimedia submission: Now its easier to test Lire by just indexing random photos from Flickr. By just hitting the “Index” button without giving a directory of images the download will start automatically." --

Submission files (~800 kB)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).
Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.
The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft VS.Net 2003 and VS.Net 2005 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux and Mac OS X.

Open Source FreeImage competitors :
PaintLib Corona

Tuesday, June 3, 2008