Images Examples


Example: How Images use Tiles from Tables

An example showing how an image is made up from data stored in a table in tiles.

Example: Create Two Images From One Table

More than one image can show data from the same table, including from the same tile field.

Example: An Image using Computed Fields in a Table

How an image can be created from tiles where the data for the tiles is taken from a field that is computed on the fly.

Example: Change the Contrast of an Image

In this example we use the Edit - Style dialog to change the contrast of an image.

Example: Using the Assign Channels Button

The Assign Channels button in the Style panel for images allows us to assign channels to the standard three Red, Green, and Blue display outputs using frequently-desired arrangements.   The button provides a short cut way to assign all channels at once instead of doing each channel individually.

Example: Assign Channels

How to use the Style panel for images to assign channels to display outputs such as R, G, B or A.  This topic shows examples of channel combinations and the visual results.

Example: Set Image Transparency using Alpha

The A row in the Style dialog allows us to specify what transparency we want to apply to the image, either by applying the same value for A for all pixels or by using one of the other channels to also control the A value.

Example: Autocontrast and Hill Shading Images using Style

This example shows how the Edit - Style dialog can hill shade an image using the values of pixels as heights and generating shadows as if the Sun were located at the specified azimuth and altitude.   This capability is used most frequently with raster images to give an impression of three dimensionality in cases where the values of pixels represent terrain elevations.

Example: Style Applied to an Image Server Image

Because the Edit - Style dialog simply changes the way an image is displayed and not the data, it can operate on read-only data served by various web servers such as WMS REST servers.    In this example we look at every detail of creating a data source using a WMS REST  server and then manipulating the appearance of the display with Style.  We will connect to a WMS server that provides LiDAR data in various forms, including as terrain elevation.

SQL Example: Re-tile an Image using a Different Tile Size

Starting with an image that uses a tile size of 128 x 128 pixels this SQL example creates a copy of the image using 500 x 500 pixel tiles.

Example: Merge Images

A step-by-step example using the Merge Images command showing how to merge dozens of images showing SRTM terrain elevation data into one image, with various tricks for faster workflow as an experienced Manifold user would do the job.  After creating the new image we style it with a palette and use hill shading to better show terrain elevation.