Gandalf is a computer vision and numerical algorithm library, written in C, which allows one to develop new applications that will be portable and run FAST. Dynamically reconfigurable vector, matrix and image structures allow efficient use of memory. Gandalf has been used to develop the "mokey" motion editing software by Imagineer Systems Ltd, released at IBC'2001 in Amsterdam. Mokey performs automatic inpainting of moving objects over an image sequence, and can also be used to compute an accurate alpha matte or outline of an object.
Gandalf currently contains four packages:
· Common package of simple structures and routines used by the other packages, such as memory allocation, linked lists and error handling;
· Linear algebra package with a large number of routines for matrix and vector manipulations;
· Image package defining a general purpose image structure and low-level image manipulation routines;
· Vision package containing a number of standard image processing, computer vision and geometrical routines.
Here are some key features of "Gandalf vision and numerical algorithm library":
· Efficient use of memory through dynamically reconfigurable structures;
· Emphasis on support of numerical algorithms, especially optimisation;
· A very flexible and efficient internal image representation,
· A comprehensive set of matrix/vector operations, incorporating implicit matrix transpose & inverse, and in-place computation where appropriate;
· Exploitation of the computational and compilation speed advantages of C over C++ in reducing the number of layers of abstraction over the raw data, an approach we believe is appropriate for simple objects such as matrices, vectors and images.
What's New in This Release:
· Added 64-bit support
· Added BGR support