How do I convert a numpy array to (and display) an image?


Question

I have created an array thusly:

import numpy as np
data = np.zeros( (512,512,3), dtype=np.uint8)
data[256,256] = [255,0,0]

What I want this to do is display a single red dot in the center of a 512x512 image. (At least to begin with... I think I can figure out the rest from there)

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179
4/27/2019 10:27:34 PM

Accepted Answer

You could use PIL to create (and display) an image:

from PIL import Image
import numpy as np

w, h = 512, 512
data = np.zeros((h, w, 3), dtype=np.uint8)
data[256, 256] = [255, 0, 0]
img = Image.fromarray(data, 'RGB')
img.save('my.png')
img.show()
174
6/20/2016 10:39:06 AM

The following should work:

from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
plt.imshow(data, interpolation='nearest')
plt.show()

If you are using Jupyter notebook/lab, use this inline command before importing matplotlib:

%matplotlib inline 

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