Image processing

Image processing is manipulation of an image that has been digitised and uploaded into a computer. Software programs modify the image to make it more useful, and can for example be used to enable image recognition.

Latest Research and Reviews

News and Comment

  • Comments and Opinion |

    Machine learning approaches that include deep learning are moving beyond image classification to change the way images are made.

    • Rita Strack
  • News and Views |

    A type of neural network first described in 2015 can be trained to translate between images of the same field of view acquired by different modalities. Trained networks can use information inherent in grayscale images of cells to predict fluorescent signals.

    • Roger Brent
    •  & Laura Boucheron
    Nature Methods 15, 868-870
  • Editorial |

    Paid crowdsourcing is coming to biology. This powerful approach will support research, though it could also promote unjust conditions for some workers.

    Nature Methods 15, 555
  • News and Views |

    Quanti.us is a platform that allows large-scale manual image annotation by a distributed workforce through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing marketplace.

    • Martin L. Jones
    •  & Helen Spiers
    Nature Methods 15, 579-580