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hi, i have set of .dat files. those are some images of characters from UNIPEN character database. i want to convert them into iplimage for further processing. i use cvLoadImage function for that but, it doesnt recognize particular .dat file as an image. can someone suggest me a methode for that ? thank you
Posted 31-May-13 7:19am

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I doubt UNIPEN image format[^] is a regular raster image OpenCV can open. As I understood, it contains a set of points and some metadata. Here is a Java code to read it: https://github.com/aravindc26/UniView/blob/master/src/com/aravindc/UniView/unipen/UnipenReader.java[^], and here is one in c#: UPV – UNIPEN online handwriting recognition database viewer control[^] (with rendering tool too), but I am pretty sure you can find also a c++ reader somewhere. But you still need to render it's content to have it as image.
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