I'll be hoping for recommendations re "tool-box" applications that I can open up and apply to images stored on my PC -- stuff like edge-detect and segmentation, things that let me try out approaches without having to waste huge amounts of coding time only to find "well THAT doesn't do what I expected/needed"...
There are lost of options. We'll be talking about one free option, OpenCV, on Thursday and Friday. You may also want to check out the MATLAB vision toolbox, and National Instruments LabView Vision.
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