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Introduction to Image Processing

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In this introduction to image processing, you'll take your first steps in accessing and adjusting digital images for analysis and processing. You will load, save, and adjust image size and orientation while also understanding how digital images are recognized. You will then perform basic segmentation and quantitative analysis. Lastly, you will enhance the contrast of images to make objects of interest easier to identify. By the end of the course, you’ll apply your segmentation skills to identify regions of interest, such as the amount of surface water from satellite images. This introduction to image processing will give you the foundation you need to conduct more advanced work on this topic. You will use MATLAB throughout this course. MATLAB is the go-to choice for millions of people working in engineering and science and provides the capabilities you need to accomplish your image processing tasks. You will be provided with free access to MATLAB for the duration of the course to complete your work. To be successful in this course you should have a background in basic math and some exposure to MATLAB. If you want to familiarize yourself with MATLAB check out the free, two-hour MATLAB Onramp. Experience with image processing is not required.


  • Introduction to Digital Images
  • Working with Image Data
  • Thresholding Images
  • Adjusting Image Contrast

Taught by

Amanda Wang, Isaac Bruss, Matt Rich, Megan Thompson, Sam Jones and Brandon Armstrong


5.0 rating, based on 11 Class Central reviews

4.8 rating at Coursera based on 107 ratings

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  • Really amazing course for Image processing students as well as good guide for Matlab. It enhances the technical knowledge and improves problem solving approach.
  • The course was wonderful. I've worked on MATLAB before but never in image processing. The course did a great job of explaining the concepts, and covered most of the why, what and how's and I'm extremely satisfied with the course.

    You should be familiar with MATLAB before taking this course.
  • Anonymous
    An outstanding introduction to Image Processing using MATLAB, I totally liked it. Moreover, the instructors are very much active in the forum and I received instructions from them within a day.
  • Anonymous
    Great learning experience with lot of hands-on sessions. Right from basics of Digital image processing , it was a well defined journey of learning with Online Matlab editor.
    Hands-on session help to understand concepts in a grest way.
  • Anonymous
    Essential descriptions provided in each excercises as well as lectures. I rate this and subsequent two more sections flawless. Keep it up experts. I learned a lot in these lessons! May God bless you everyone involved!
  • Anonymous
    I loved this course! The instructors provided awesome examples and material that I can reuse for my personal projects. I really learned a lot and I am looking forward to apply the knowledge to enhance my current work.
  • Anonymous
    This course make difficult concepts to be super clear and the material is very easy to follow until the end, moreover, it is interesting and keep you curious
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    One of the best courses out there. From the professionals and have learning about the real life problem solving using the most powerful tool out there.
  • Anonymous
    It's a wonderful course, everthing was really well explained.
    The instructors teach with such clarity, the images and videos were helpful and very useful.
  • Anonymous
    Excelent! Good pace and good os a well designed course. It lets you explore the power of matlab in image analysis
  • Anonymous
    I loved this course ! Great learning experience. And I highly recommend it to anyone interested in image processing

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