Browse Prior Art Database

Ibm Personal Computer Support for an IMAGE Testing ROBOT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062271D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 14K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cianciosi, MN: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is described to create, alter, and load image patterns to an all-points-addressable greyscale display unit. A menu-driven software program allows creation, alteration, and transferring of image patterns to an all-points-addressable display unit. These image patterns are combined with predefined anti-alias weighting values so that the display unit picture element resolutions are varied for experimental purposes and the anti-aliasing algorithms can be validated. Provisions are made to support loading and saving images as well as video lookup tables. Images can be viewed as an 8 by 8-grid matrix or blow-up to view each of the 64 grids as a 16 by 16 bits on the PC monitor. The image can be displayed as a 128 by 128-bit matrix on a graphic printer or on a color graphic monitor. Six options are provided in the main menu.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 52% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

Ibm Personal Computer Support for an IMAGE Testing ROBOT

A method is described to create, alter, and load image patterns to an all-points- addressable greyscale display unit. A menu-driven software program allows creation, alteration, and transferring of image patterns to an all-points- addressable display unit. These image patterns are combined with predefined anti-alias weighting values so that the display unit picture element resolutions are varied for experimental purposes and the anti-aliasing algorithms can be validated. Provisions are made to support loading and saving images as well as video lookup tables. Images can be viewed as an 8 by 8-grid matrix or blow-up to view each of the 64 grids as a 16 by 16 bits on the PC monitor. The image can be displayed as a 128 by 128-bit matrix on a graphic printer or on a color graphic monitor. Six options are provided in the main menu. Options 4 and 6 call alternate menus that provide more specific options. The menu options and their functions are described as follows: OPTION 0. GENERATE IMAGE DATA This option provides a matrix grid layout sectioned into coordinates labeled 0-7 in the horizontal direction and 0-7 in the vertical direction to form an 8 by 8 master grid. Each coordinate pair in the grid represents a 16 by-16 bit picture element of a desired image. A 32-byte input area is provided on the monitor where original data for that grid can be entered. OPTION 1. LOAD IMAGE This option prompts for a file name and then fetches 2048 bytes from a diskette. This block of data represents 16384 picture elements in the total image. OPTION 2. SAVE IMAGE The 2048 bytes residing in the storage area reserved for the image pattern are written to the diskette. This menu also prompts for a file name to be assigned to the data. OPTION 3. DISPLAY PARTIAL IMAGE The purpose of this option is to display an expanded master grid coordinate of 16 bits by 16 bytes and graphically show each bit position as it appears in that area of the master grid. This option provides a similar input data area as used in option 0 and can be utilized...