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Posted 9 Jan 2000

High quality image rotation (rotate by shear)

, 9 Jan 2000
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Rotating images using shear
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    Sample Image - RotateByShear.gif

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    Unlike traditional rotation of images, where every n'th pixel is sampled and copied to the result image, this template provides much more accurate image rotation features (weighing the pixels).

    template is instantiated with a specific pixel format and must be inherited to support pixel access functions for a specific bitmap implementation. This provides abstaction of the rotation mechanism from the actual bitmap representation.

    Major features:

    • ides professional quality image rotation.
    • Code is optimized for image quality, not speed.
    • Rotated image retains size and aspect ratio of source image (destination image size is usally bigger).
    • Supports double precision rotation angles (0..360).
    • Supports generic bitmap structures. Specific bitmap structure is defined by inheritance.
    • Template based - no need for libraries, DLLs etc. No linkage problems.

    How to use the rotation template:

    You must derive you own class from the rotation template.

    For example:

    class CRotateByShearRGB : public CRotateByShear<COLORREF>

    will define a concrete class where each pixel is of COLORREF type.

    Next, you must override 5 abstract functions which support creation, destruction of bitmap buffers and pixel level access to the bitmap buffers.

    Then you instantiate your derived class and call the AllocAndRotate(...) function which allocates a new destination bitmap buffer and rotates the input image into it.

    That's it.

    For further instructions please view the attached sample command-line project (Rotate.cpp). It is a simple command line utility which reads PPM (ASCII or binary) image file into a DIB structure, rotates it and saves it to another PPM image file.

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    Eran Yariv
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    GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
    sujeshsasi5-Mar-09 18:57
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    Generalhave bugs in the demo Pin
    WeiHua zhang24-Oct-07 18:06
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    Generala show stopper bug Pin
    Xiaotian Guo7-Jul-03 20:12
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    GeneralRe: a show stopper bug Pin
    Jim the Bad11-Aug-05 6:06
    memberJim the Bad11-Aug-05 6:06 
    GeneralRe: a show stopper bug Pin
    John Smith26-Apr-15 2:51
    memberJohn Smith26-Apr-15 2:51 
    GeneralRotation of BMP Pin
    Sandeep11_163-Jun-03 4:21
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    GeneralSpeed optimized version Pin
    antontreskunov24-Apr-03 15:03
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    GeneralRe: Speed optimized version Pin
    yyt_yyt8-Jul-03 22:20
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    GeneralRe: Speed optimized version Pin
    Anonymous12-Jul-03 8:39
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    GeneralRe: Speed optimized version Pin
    pmidd17-Oct-03 9:23
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    GeneralRe: Speed optimized version Pin
    antontreskunov21-Oct-03 6:55
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    GeneralRe: Speed optimized version Pin
    Alexandre GRANVAUD14-Jan-08 2:52
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    Questionhow to get the ppm image from a bitmap? Pin
    AlanShen19-Apr-03 17:11
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    AnswerRe: how to get the ppm image from a bitmap? Pin
    tyjiang30-Jul-08 15:30
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    GeneralBMP Image Rotation about its own axes Pin
    Vaibhav Sanghavi24-Apr-02 20:26
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    GeneralRe: BMP Image Rotation about its own axes Pin
    Tili28-Sep-02 10:19
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    GeneralAlgorithm Pin
    Neil Younusov28-Feb-02 4:22
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    GeneralRe: Algorithm Pin
    land_lubber1-Oct-02 7:44
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    GeneralRe: Algorithm Pin
    Peter Merrill14-Jan-03 18:47
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    GeneralRe: Algorithm Pin
    Member 1122794523-Nov-14 1:56
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    GeneralNice image! Pin
    Alvaro Mendez21-Aug-01 13:28
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    GeneralRe: Nice image! Pin
    Alexandre GRANVAUD14-Jan-08 2:51
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    QuestionCan you publish shrink code??? Pin
    objects30-Mar-01 15:28
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    GeneralNon-Rectangular Stretching Pin
    Subbi Iyer20-Feb-01 23:26
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    GeneralRe: Non-Rectangular Stretching Pin
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