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What Is the Image Processing Toolbox?

The Image Processing Toolbox is a collection of functions that extend the capability of the MATLAB numeric computing environment. The toolbox supports a wide range of image processing operations, including

Many of the toolbox functions are MATLAB M-files, a series of MATLAB statements that implement specialized image processing algorithms. You can view the MATLAB code for these functions using the statement

You can extend the capabilities of the Image Processing Toolbox by writing your own M-files, or by using the toolbox in combination with other toolboxes, such as the Signal Processing Toolbox and the Wavelet Toolbox.

For a list of the new features in this version, see the Release Notes documentation.

Configuration Notes

To determine if the Image Processing Toolbox is installed on your system, type this command at the MATLAB prompt.

When you enter this command, MATLAB displays information about the version of MATLAB you are running, including a list of all toolboxes installed on your system and their version numbers.

For information about installing the toolbox, see the MATLAB Installation Guide for your platform.

For the most up-to-date information about system requirements, see the system requirements page, available in the products area at The MathWorks Web site (

Related Products

The MathWorks provides several products that are relevant to the kinds of tasks you can perform with the Image Processing Toolbox and that extend the capabilities of MATLAB. For information about these related products, see

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