The advent of digital image processing has led to the availability of a very large number of software systems. However there is an absence of a cohesive general-purpose image processing environment isolated from hardware or the underlying operating system. The trend in computing in science and engineering, is towards distributed workstations, especially with the availability of high-performance microprocessors. Hence there is a need for a unified software environment on workstations for use in scientific applications. This thesis describes the design and implementation of a window oriented user-interface. The interface runs on top of a Image Processing system, running on workstations under the UNIX † environment and uses the network transparent X window system ‡. The visual shell-like environment is targeted at the end-user with a scientific background needing image processing capabilities, but not necessarily with a computer background. The User-Interface is primarily a tool for use by a single user, although the underlying system operates in a multiuser multitasking environment. The objective of this exercise is aimed at providing rapid, easy and visual capability in processing images at a session level. It integrates graphics capabilities with high speed computing. All processing capabilities provided at the command line level, are available via dialog boxes, buttons & multi-level menus.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
UNIX (Computer file); Computer interfaces; Image processing--Digital techniques
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Mehta, Sandeep, "A Window-Oriented User-Interface for Image Processing Systems on UNIX based workstations." (1988). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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