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How to plot an image in an inside another larger image using OpenCV?

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Posted 19-Sep-12 9:32am
Updated 19-Sep-12 10:25am

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This is an example code to plot a small image on to a big image by using C# (for Format8bppIndexed only). I do not use OpenCV, however, you may write your own code in OpenCV with the hint inside this example.

// This is for Format8bppIndexed image. You may write your own if you are using BGR or other formats
        // based on this code example. Good luck!
        private static Bitmap PlotSmallImageOnBigImage(Bitmap bigImage, Bitmap smallImage)
            // Error
            Rectangle r1 = new Rectangle(0, 0, bigImage.Width, bigImage.Height);
            Rectangle r2 = new Rectangle(0, 0, smallImage.Width, smallImage.Height);
            if (r1.Contains(r2) == false)
                throw new Exception("ERROR: small image must be inside the big image.");
            int offsetWidth = (bigImage.Width-smallImage.Width)/2;
            int offsetHeight = (bigImage.Height-smallImage.Height)/2;
            Rectangle rect = new Rectangle(offsetWidth, offsetHeight, smallImage.Width, smallImage.Height);
            BitmapData bigData = bigImage.LockBits(rect, ImageLockMode.ReadWrite, PixelFormat.Format8bppIndexed);
            BitmapData smallData=smallImage.LockBits(new Rectangle(0,0, smallImage.Width, smallImage.Height), ImageLockMode.ReadOnly,
                byte* ptrB = (byte*)(void*)bigData.Scan0;
                int offsetB = bigData.Stride - rect.Width * 1; // see "1", this is for Format8bppIndexed. If BGR it is 3 
                byte* ptrS = (byte*)(void*)smallData.Scan0;               
                int offsetS = smallData.Stride - smallData.Width * 1;
                for (int y = 0; y < rect.Height; y++)
                    for (int x = 0; x < rect.Width; x++)
                        ptrB[0] = ptrS[0]; // in BGR you may add transparency options here.
                        //ptrB[0] = (byte)((ptrB[0] + ptrS[0])/2);
                    ptrB += offsetB; // if any
                    ptrS += offsetS;
            return bigImage;


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