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drawrect with Color.WHITE results in (254,254,254)

asked 2013-04-16 02:32:40 -0500

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updated 2013-04-16 03:36:59 -0500


I'm trying to draw an all white rectangle in an image. However, the resulting color is just one less than Color.WHITE...

>>> image=Image((100,100))
>>> image.drawRectangle(10,10,50,50,Color.WHITE,0,255)                                                                                                                                                  
>>> image=image.applyLayers()                                                                                                                                                                           
>>> image.getPixel(15,15)                                                                                                                                                                               
(254.0, 254.0, 254.0)                    
>>> Color.WHITE                                                                                                                                                                                         
(255, 255, 255)

Any idea why this is? Does the term 'desired' in the documentation have anything to do with it?

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How did you check the color?

jayrambhia gravatar imagejayrambhia ( 2013-04-16 03:01:26 -0500 )edit

@jayrambhia: using 'getPixel'; I added the code.

xtofl gravatar imagextofl ( 2013-04-16 03:37:34 -0500 )edit

I'm getting (255, 255, 255).

jayrambhia gravatar imagejayrambhia ( 2013-04-16 15:52:45 -0500 )edit

yeah. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. OpenCV 2.4.4 and Pygame 1.9,1. Here's the snapshot.

jayrambhia gravatar imagejayrambhia ( 2013-04-16 16:08:05 -0500 )edit

$Rev: 4557$ is 2.3.1. It's very old. I think you must have installed it using apt-get on 12.04, if you use that. If you want latest OpenCV versions here's a link for scripts.

jayrambhia gravatar imagejayrambhia ( 2013-04-16 18:33:18 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-04-17 09:03:08 -0500

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My guess is that your bug actually has more do with anti-aliasing than it does with the Image class. This is just a guess but on my machine the outer edge of the white box is slightly anti-aliased and therefore the values are less than 255. What happens when you drop the alpha parameter? I am not sure if this is something I would consider a bug. If you need a work around you can always use the image slice notation to create your rectangle (e.g. img[10:50,10,50] = Color.WHITE).

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Thanks for this idea; Indeed when I use the slice notation, the getPixel returns 'pure' white. How can I check whether it's the anti-aliasing causing harm?

xtofl gravatar imagextofl ( 2013-04-22 03:45:33 -0500 )edit

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