## Monday, September 19, 2011

### scikits.image: image processing in Python 

From a discussion on the scikits.learn mailing list I stumbled across scikits.image. How great is that?

I have been looking for something like that for quite a while now: A low to mid-level image library for python.
It is still in a very early stage at the moment and mostly consists of io, morphological operations and opencv function as far as I can see.
But it can convert colorspaces! I don't know how many times I thought "why?!!? why do I have to write my RBG to HSV myself?!"

This makes me ever so happy :)

I hope I find the time to contribute and I hope this project will gain more momentum.

As an afterthought, I'd like to quote the following message from Nicolas Pinto on
the scikits-learn mailing list:
I believe this should be part of scikits.image along with sift, phog,
integrate them all but it felt through the cracks.