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Image Sequencer

Image Sequencer is an online tool for image processing -- based on the idea of a storyboard. Each modification makes a new copy of the image, resulting in a series of images showing each step. It is designed for use in browsers, as well as on the Raspberry Pi. This project is supported in part by the NASA AREN project


Image Sequencer is different from other image processing systems in that it's non-destructive: instead of modifying the original image, it creates a new image at each step in a sequence. This is because it:

  • produces a legible trail of operations, to "show your work" for evidential, educational, or reproducibility reasons
  • makes the creation of new tools or "modules" simpler -- each must accept an input image, and produce an output image
  • allows many images to be run through the same sequence of steps - batch processing
  • works identically in the browser, on Node.js, and on the command line

Read more in-depth on the Image Sequencer GitHub page.

Also see this great introduction by @ccpandhare.



Purpose Category Status Author Time Difficulty Replications
Use Image Sequencer for NDVI plant analysis with 2 images - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
Prototype: filter map tiles in real-time in a browser with ImageSequencer (NDVI Landsat) - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »

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Title Author Updated Likes
How can I identify bits of plastic from the beach in an image? @jlev New Contributor 16 days ago
NDVI LED Simulator @MaggPi 23 days ago
Can more info on colormaps be added to image-sequencer? @MaggPi 25 days ago
Is it possible to calculate average NDVI in a picture using infragram's sand box? @Hala73 New Contributor 3 months ago
How can I can make a raspberry pi camera just with the filters process the crops and immediately produce the results to a computer or to other device, without having to use the website? @csteran New Contributor 5 months ago

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There's now an "NDVI" feature in MapKnitter -- a beta -- for converting the images you upload with the #NDVI equation. It's set up for red filters only right now, but more will come.

It uses Image Sequencer to do the conversion, which is temporary - your map is not affected, so think of it as a "filter" you can turn on.

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