How To Install ImagePlay 6.0 Beta 5 (Open Source Prototyping Tool For Testing Image Processing Algorithms) On Ubuntu 15.04 And Ubuntu 14.04 Systems

As you may know, ImagePlay is an open-source, rapid prototyping tool that permits the users to buld and test image processing algorithms. Among others, it has over 70 individual image processors which can be combined into complex process chains.

The latest version available is ImagePlay 6.0 Beta 5, which has been recently released, coming with the below new features:

  • Added an “open recent” menu.
  • Drag & drop for loading .ipj files directly.
  • Added a setting which specifies where the /plugin_development/ folder is located.
  • Scrollable space in the main window now automatically grows.
  • New option to always show the ImageViewer on top
  • New property type IPL_WIDGET_MATRIX
  • New algorithms
  • Undistort
  • Warp Affine
  • Warp Perspective

And bug-fixed:

  • ImageViewer now zooms all images to the same level.
  • Drifting scrollbars in ImageViewer
  • Crash when using IPLCamera and closing the app
  • Default value for hough transform
  • Allow any input for IPLMergePlanes

Installation instructions:

Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2 systems is easy. All you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the imageplay package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install imageplay

Optional, to remove imageplay, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove imageplay

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