# How can you performing imwarp about the center of an image, not the top left corner?

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Sonoma Rich on 6 Apr 2016
Commented: Craig Russell on 29 Sep 2017
I am trying to transform a 2D image using an affine2D object (translation, rotation, and scale). I want to apply it about the center of the image and the output image to be the same size as the input image. When I used imwarp, it applies it at the top left corner. I did it as follows:
T = affine2d(H);
R = imref2d(size(img));
img2 = imwarp(img,T,'OutputView',R);

Alex Taylor on 7 Apr 2016
Edited: Alex Taylor on 7 Apr 2016
There are at least two ways to do this with IMWARP. One is to use a composite geometric transformation in which you pre and post multiply your intended transformation to shift the image to the origin (0,0), apply your affine operation, and then shift the image back to its original center.
A second, and I think easier way to do it, is to put your image into a non-default coordinate system where it is defined as being centered at the origin and then just apply your intended transformation. This approach is shown below.
Rin = imref2d(size(A))
Rin.XWorldLimits = Rin.XWorldLimits-mean(Rin.XWorldLimits);
Rin.YWorldLimits = Rin.YWorldLimits-mean(Rin.YWorldLimits);
out = imwarp(A,Rin,tform);
Craig Russell on 29 Sep 2017
Just a point
Rin.XWorldLimits = Rin.XWorldLimits-2*mean(Rin.XWorldLimits);
Rin.YWorldLimits = Rin.YWorldLimits-2*mean(Rin.YWorldLimits);
Worked for me, unsure why but whatever.