Example usage:

./AsymmetricFusionOfLineDetectorExample Input/amst2.png Output/amstLineFusion.png 5 1

Example source code (AsymmetricFusionOfLineDetectorExample.cxx):

// This example illustrates the use of the \doxygen{otb}{AsymmetricFusionOfLineDetectorImageFilter}.
// The first step required to use this filter is to include its header file.

#include "otbAsymmetricFusionOfLineDetectorImageFilter.h"

#include "otbImage.h"
#include "otbImageFileReader.h"
#include "itkUnaryFunctorImageFilter.h"
#include "itkRescaleIntensityImageFilter.h"
#include "otbImageFileWriter.h"

int main(int argc, char* argv[])

  if (argc != 5)
    std::cerr << "Usage: " << argv[0] << " inputImageFile ";
    std::cerr << " outputEdgesImageFile length width" << std::endl;
    return EXIT_FAILURE;

  //  Then we must decide what pixel type to use for the image. We
  //  choose to make all computations with floating point precision
  //  and rescale the results between 0 and 255 in order to export PNG images.

  using InternalPixelType = float;
  using OutputPixelType   = unsigned char;

  //  The images are defined using the pixel type and the dimension.

  using InternalImageType = otb::Image<InternalPixelType, 2>;
  using OutputImageType   = otb::Image<OutputPixelType, 2>;

  //  The filter can be instantiated using the image types defined above.

  using FilterType = otb::AsymmetricFusionOfLineDetectorImageFilter<InternalImageType, InternalImageType>;

  //  An \doxygen{otb}{ImageFileReader} class is also instantiated in order to read
  //  image data from a file.

  using ReaderType = otb::ImageFileReader<InternalImageType>;

  // An \doxygen{otb}{ImageFileWriter} is instantiated in order to write the
  // output image to a file.

  using WriterType = otb::ImageFileWriter<OutputImageType>;

  // The intensity rescaling of the results will be carried out by the
  // \code{itk::RescaleIntensityImageFilter} which is templated by the
  // input and output image types.

  using RescalerType = itk::RescaleIntensityImageFilter<InternalImageType, OutputImageType>;

  //  Both the filter and the reader are created by invoking their \code{New()}
  //  methods and assigning the result to SmartPointers.

  ReaderType::Pointer reader = ReaderType::New();
  FilterType::Pointer filter = FilterType::New();

  //  The same is done for the rescaler and the writer.

  RescalerType::Pointer rescaler = RescalerType::New();
  WriterType::Pointer   writer   = WriterType::New();


  //  The \code{itk::RescaleIntensityImageFilter} needs to know which
  //  is the minimu and maximum values of the output generated
  //  image. Those can be chosen in a generic way by using the
  //  \code{NumericTraits} functions, since they are templated over
  //  the pixel type.


  //  The image obtained with the reader is passed as input to the
  //  \doxygen{otb}{AsymmetricFusionOfDetectorImageFilter}. The pipeline is built as follows.
  //  \index{otb::AsymmetricFusionOfDetectorImageFilter!SetInput()}


  //  The methods \code{SetLengthLine()} and \code{SetWidthLine()}
  //  allow setting the minimum length and the typical width of the
  //  lines which are to be detected.
  //  \index{otb::AsymmetricFusionOfDetector!SetWidthLine()}
  //  \index{otb::AsymmetricFusionOfDetector!SetLengthLine()}


  //  The filter is executed by invoking the \code{Update()} method. If the
  //  filter is part of a larger image processing pipeline, calling
  //  \code{Update()} on a downstream filter will also trigger update of this
  //  filter.

  catch (itk::ExceptionObject& err)
    std::cerr << "ExceptionObject caught !" << std::endl;
    std::cerr << err << std::endl;
    return -1;


  // Figure~\ref{fig:LINEFUSION_FILTER}
  // shows the result of applying the AsymmetricFusionOf edge detector filter
  // to a SAR image.  \begin{figure} \center
  // \includegraphics[width=0.25\textwidth]{amst.eps}
  // \includegraphics[width=0.25\textwidth]{amstLineFusion.eps}
  // \itkcaption[Line Correlation Detector Application]{Result of applying
  // the \doxygen{otb}{AsymmetricFusionOfDetectorImageFilter} to a SAR
  // image. From left to right : original image, line intensity.}  \label{fig:LINEFUSION_FILTER} \end{figure}

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;