VTK VS ITK

Compare VTK vs ITK and see what are their differences.

VTK

Mirror of Visualization Toolkit repository (by Kitware)

ITK

Insight Toolkit (ITK) -- Official Repository. ITK builds on a proven, spatially-oriented architecture for processing, segmentation, and registration of scientific images in two, three, or more dimensions. (by InsightSoftwareConsortium)
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VTK ITK
5 2
1,847 1,021
2.2% 3.4%
10.0 9.8
1 day ago 3 days ago
C++ C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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VTK

Posts with mentions or reviews of VTK. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-05.

ITK

Posts with mentions or reviews of ITK. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-01.
  • Ask HN: What is a cool technology to learn?
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Jul 2021
    Yeah, Prolog is pretty cool!

    Another technology I found interesting too learn is ITK (https://itk.org/). You need a different mindset using ITK than other image processing libraries.

    Lisp is cool as well.

    And fully homomorphic encryption.

  • Give me a starting nudge: microscopy image processing in python
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/Python | 27 May 2021
    VTK is a powerful visualization package, but it's more for working with 3D FEM/CFD data. There are lots of things in there though, so it may be useful. The sister project Paraview is an application which can be used to work with data interactively. Both have great Python support. There is also ITK which is focused on with image data, like medical scans - never used it, though.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing VTK and ITK you can also consider the following projects:

OpenCV - Open Source Computer Vision Library

SVG++ - C++ SVG library

Flutter - Flutter makes it easy and fast to build beautiful apps for mobile and beyond

Video++ - Video++, a C++14 high performance video and image processing library.

OpenMVG (open Multiple View Geometry) - open Multiple View Geometry library. Basis for 3D computer vision and Structure from Motion.

tesseract-ocr - Tesseract Open Source OCR Engine (main repository)

GDCM - Grassroots DICOM read-only mirror. Only for Pull Request. Please report bug at http://sf.net/p/gdcm

CImg - The CImg Library is a small and open-source C++ toolkit for image processing

libvips - A fast image processing library with low memory needs.