Lena and the Mandrill

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Lena and the Mandrill

Post by Werty » 2012-04-18T06:39:34-07:00

Out of pure curiosity. what's the deal with the Lena, Mandrill and Zedna pictures being used in the examples pages, I also see the exactly same pictures being used in the examples of the OpenCV website, and now I just saw Anthony linking to USC.edu (university of southern california) which also have those pictures in their database.

Are all you guys related somehow ? ImageMagick, OpenCV and USC, did you all go to that university ?
Are some of you working on the same projects ? like both IM and OpenCV ?

Just curious :D
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Re: Lena and the Mandrill

Post by magick » 2012-04-18T07:19:47-07:00

These are standard reference images. See http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~chuck/lennapg/lenna.shtml for the story on Lenna.

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Re: Lena and the Mandrill

Post by Werty » 2012-04-18T07:50:04-07:00

Ahh, I see now, thanks :)

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Now I've seen her boobs :D
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Re: Lena and the Mandrill

Post by NicolasRobidoux » 2012-04-19T11:11:17-07:00

Indeed, I am far from certain that it is a good thing that Lena is a standard test image.
Yes, the backstory is kinda cute in its now unbelievable pre-PC male nerdiness...

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To think that Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, was the first computer programmer.

Lena is probably more famous :-(

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Re: Lena and the Mandrill

Post by Werty » 2012-04-19T15:56:12-07:00

It's ok to me, nudity is very much needed in the computer graphics world, 3D artists cant be without, I use 3DSmax and ImageMagick for texture work, so have a relaxed relationship with nudity, I guess every 3D program comes with a "Create a human model" tutorial as 3DSmax does, and when you want to move on and improve it, then there's no way around having to look at reference images, of naked people.
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Re: Lena and the Mandrill

Post by anthony » 2012-05-29T18:02:43-07:00

Werty wrote:It's ok to me, nudity is very much needed in the computer graphics world, 3D artists cant be without, I use 3DSmax and ImageMagick for texture work, so have a relaxed relationship with nudity, I guess every 3D program comes with a "Create a human model" tutorial as 3DSmax does, and when you want to move on and improve it, then there's no way around having to look at reference images, of naked people.

You know of course that, that is only and 'excuse'. Human nature being what it is ;-)
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Re: Lena and the Mandrill

Post by NicolasRobidoux » 2012-05-30T08:18:26-07:00

I certainly was careful to keep the "potential offensiveness" of my new test image bank http://www.imagemagick.org/download/image-bank/ on the low side.
Irregardless of one's level of tolerance, there are public activities for which a most conservative standard is a good thing.

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Re: Lena and the Mandrill

Post by anthony » 2012-08-05T22:56:14-07:00

What about the back story of mandrill?
I know it contains a lot of fine hairs that is good for image testing, but why was it picked?
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