|Fig. 1: Thermal images in the Gallery|
|Fig. 2: Image processing in the Gallery|
|Fig. 3: Temperature graphs in the Gallery|
Based on OpenCV, SmartIR Gallery provides a number of image analysis tools for the user to quickly process thermal images. For instance, the user can blur, sharpen, invert, posterize, and adjust the brightness and contrast of an image (Figure 2). In the left image shown in Figure 2, sharpening a thermal image makes the view of the house more pronounced than the default view rendered by the FLIR ONE thermal camera. Inverting the thermal image, as shown in the middle image of Figure 2, may be a quick way to show how a heated house in the winter might look like in the opposite thermal condition such as an air-conditioned house in a hot summer day. In the right image shown in Figure 2, posterizing the thermal image creates an artistic view. More OpenCV tools will be added in the future to extend SmartIR's thermal vision capacity.
SmartIR Gallery also allows the user to filter the image files. For instance, the user can choose to show only the graphs, which are screenshot images taken from the temperature chart of SmartIR (Figure 3). Using the Share button, the user can easily send the displayed image to other apps such as an email app or a social network app.