Double the number of rows and columns in an image file

IMAGE_DOUBLE is a MATLAB program which modifies an image file by doubling the number of rows and columns. When displayed, this should result in an image that appears twice as wide and high, with 4 times as many pixels.

In general, a better way to get a bigger picture is simply to use the original file, but increase the display size by stretching or rescaling. Here, we just want a simple way to make an image that will ``automatically'' display itself with doubled dimensions.

This doubling procedure may be repeated. The function image_decimate() will reverse the doubling operation.


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


IMAGE_DOUBLE is available in a MATLAB version.

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    Source Code:

    Examples and Tests:

    casablanca8 is a grayscale image from a movie, which has been decimated (cut in half) 3 times. As an amusing indication of software idiocy, ImageMagick's convert() program is unable to handle the ASCII PGM files output by Matlab...because there is no final carriage return! Software failure caused by one missing carriage return! Maybe next century we'll get it right.

    You can go up one level to the MATLAB source codes.

    Last revised on 02 May 2016.