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Convert binary image to rgb image again ?is it possible?

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I'm trying to convert rgb image to binary image using code i found on this website too :
Irgb = imread('wtmk.png');
threshold = 128;
Igray = rgb2gray(Irgb);
Ibw = Igray>threshold;
I wonder if i can get back to rgb image from binary image? anyone can give me advise?

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 20 Mar 2013
Do you want a watermarking demo, because I can give that to you for gray scale images? For color, you simply extract the 3 color channels:
redChannel = rgbImage(:, :, 1); greenChannel = rgbImage(:, :, 2); blueChannel = rgbImage(:, :, 3);
watermark each of the three color channels individually, and then recombine with cat:
watermarkedRGBImage = cat(3, watermarkedRed, watermarkedRGreen, watermarkedRBlue);
at least that's one way - I'm sure there are more sophisticated methods with hidden watermarks that are more resistant to attack (cropping, rotating, adding noise, etc.).
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 21 Mar 2013
% Demo to watermark an image by hiding another image in a certain bit
% plane. Sometimes called "LSB Watermarking" or something similar.
% User is asked which bit plane they want to hide the image in.
clc; % Clear the command window.
close all; % Close all figures (except those of imtool.)
imtool close all; % Close all imtool figures.
clear; % Erase all existing variables.
workspace; % Make sure the workspace panel is showing.
fontSize = 12;
% Read in the image what will have another image hidden into it.
baseFileName='moon.tif';
% baseFileName='cameraman.tif';
folder = fullfile(matlabroot, '\toolbox\images\imdemos');
% Get the full filename, with path prepended.
fullFileName = fullfile(folder, baseFileName);
if ~exist(fullFileName, 'file')
% Didn't find it there. Check the search path for it.
fullFileName = baseFileName; % No path this time.
if ~exist(fullFileName, 'file')
% Still didn't find it. Alert user.
errorMessage = sprintf('Error: %s does not exist.', fullFileName);
uiwait(warndlg(errorMessage));
return;
end
end
originalImage = imread(fullFileName);
% Get the number of rows and columns in the original image.
[visibleRows visibleColumns numberOfColorChannels] = size(originalImage);
if numberOfColorChannels > 1
% If it's color, extract the red channel.
originalImage = originalImage(:,:,1);
end
% Display the original gray scale image.
subplot(3, 3, 4);
imshow(originalImage, []);
title('Original Grayscale Starting Image', 'FontSize', fontSize);
% Enlarge figure to full screen.
set(gcf, 'units','normalized','outerposition',[0 0 1 1]);
set(gcf,'name','Demo by ImageAnalyst','numbertitle','off')
% read the message image you want to hide in the cover image
baseFileName='cameraman.tif';
% baseFileName='moon.tif';
% Get the full filename, with path prepended.
fullFileName = fullfile(folder, baseFileName);
if ~exist(fullFileName, 'file')
% Didn't find it there. Check the search path for it.
fullFileName = baseFileName; % No path this time.
if ~exist(fullFileName, 'file')
% Still didn't find it. Alert user.
errorMessage = sprintf('Error: %s does not exist.', fullFileName);
uiwait(warndlg(errorMessage));
return;
end
end
hiddenImage = imread(fullFileName);
% Get the number of rows and columns in the hidden image.
[hiddenRows hiddenColumns numberOfColorChannels] = size(hiddenImage);
if numberOfColorChannels > 1
% If it's color, extract the red channel.
hiddenImage = hiddenImage(:,:,1);
end
% Display the image.
subplot(3, 3, 1);
imshow(hiddenImage, []);
title('Image to be Hidden', 'FontSize', fontSize);
% Let's compute and display the histogram.
[pixelCount grayLevels] = imhist(hiddenImage);
subplot(3, 3, 2);
bar(pixelCount);
title('Histogram of image to be hidden', 'FontSize', fontSize);
xlim([0 grayLevels(end)]); % Scale x axis manually.
grid on;
thresholdValue = 70;
binaryImage = hiddenImage < thresholdValue;
% Display the image.
subplot(3, 3, 3);
imshow(binaryImage, []);
caption = sprintf('Hidden Image Thresholded at %d', thresholdValue);
title(caption, 'FontSize', fontSize);
% Get the bit plane to hide the image in.
prompt = 'Enter the bit plane you want to hide the image in (1 - 8) ';
dialogTitle = 'Enter Bit Plane to Replace';
numberOfLines = 1;
defaultResponse = {'6'};
bitToSet = str2double(cell2mat(inputdlg(prompt, dialogTitle, numberOfLines, defaultResponse)));
% If image to be hidden is bigger than the original image, scale it down.
if hiddenRows > visibleRows || hiddenColumns > visibleColumns
amountToShrink = min([visibleRows / hiddenRows, visibleColumns / hiddenColumns]);
binaryImage = imresize(binaryImage, amountToShrink);
% Need to update the number of rows and columns.
[hiddenRows hiddenColumns] = size(binaryImage);
end
% Tile the hiddenImage, if it's smaller, so that it will cover the original image.
if hiddenRows < visibleRows || hiddenColumns < visibleColumns
watermark = zeros(size(originalImage), 'uint8');
for column = 1:visibleColumns
for row = 1:visibleRows
watermark(row, column) = binaryImage(mod(row,hiddenRows)+1, mod(column,hiddenColumns)+1);
end
end
% Crop it to the same size as the original image.
watermark = watermark(1:visibleRows, 1:visibleColumns);
else
% Watermark is the same size as the original image.
watermark = binaryImage;
end
% Display the thresholded binary image - the watermark alone.
subplot(3, 3, 5);
imshow(watermark, []);
caption = sprintf('Hidden Image\nto be Inserted into Bit Plane %d', bitToSet);
title(caption, 'FontSize', fontSize);
% Set the bit of originalImage(a copy, actually) to the value of the watermark.
watermarkedImage = originalImage; % Initialize
for column = 1 : visibleColumns
for row = 1 : visibleRows
watermarkedImage(row, column) = bitset(originalImage(row, column), bitToSet, watermark(row, column));
end
end
% Display the image.
subplot(3, 3, 6);
imshow(watermarkedImage, []);
caption = sprintf('Final Watermarked Image\nwithout added Noise');
title(caption, 'FontSize', fontSize);
% add noise to watermarked image
noisyWatermarkedImage = imnoise(watermarkedImage,'gaussian', 0, 0.0005);
% Display the image.
subplot(3, 3, 7);
imshow(noisyWatermarkedImage, []);
caption = sprintf('Watermarked Image\nwith added Noise');
title(caption, 'FontSize', fontSize);
%====================================================================================
% Now let's pretend we are starting with the watermarked noisy corrupted image.
% We want to recover the watermark.
% Use the known bitplane of watermarked image to recover the watermark.
recoveredWatermark = zeros(size(noisyWatermarkedImage));
recoveredNoisyWatermark = zeros(size(noisyWatermarkedImage));
for column = 1:visibleColumns
for row = 1:visibleRows
recoveredWatermark(row, column) = bitget(watermarkedImage(row, column), bitToSet);
recoveredNoisyWatermark(row, column) = bitget(noisyWatermarkedImage(row, column), bitToSet);
end
end
% Scale the recovered watermark to 0=255
recoveredWatermark = uint8(255 * recoveredWatermark);
recoveredNoisyWatermark = uint8(255 * recoveredNoisyWatermark);
% Display the images.
subplot(3, 3, 8);
imshow(recoveredWatermark, []);
caption = sprintf('Watermark Recovered\nfrom Bit Plane %d of\nNoise-Free Watermarked Image', bitToSet);
title(caption, 'FontSize', fontSize);
% Display the images.
subplot(3, 3, 9);
imshow(recoveredNoisyWatermark, []);
caption = sprintf('Watermark Recovered\nfrom Bit Plane %d of\nNoisy Watermarked Image', bitToSet);
title(caption, 'FontSize', fontSize);
msgbox('Done with demo!');

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Wouter
Wouter on 20 Mar 2013
Edited: Wouter on 20 Mar 2013
You can create a masked RGB image from the Ibw and Irgb images; by using:
Irgb_new = Irgb;
Irgb_new(~repmat((Ibw),[1 1 3])) = 0
You cannot retrieve the orginal rgb values from just Ibw.
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Wouter
Wouter on 20 Mar 2013
Why don't you just insert the entire RGB image?
I Made
I Made on 21 Mar 2013
My method of inserting it only can work in binary.. and i think it's to big too..

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