libvips VS ITK

Compare libvips vs ITK and see what are their differences.

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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libvips ITK
8 2
5,944 920
2.5% 3.7%
9.6 9.7
3 days ago 5 days ago
C C++
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only Apache License 2.0
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libvips

Posts with mentions or reviews of libvips. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-17.

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 libvips and ITK you can also consider the following projects:

OpenCV - Open Source Computer Vision Library

VTK - Mirror of Visualization Toolkit repository

imagick - Go binding to ImageMagick's MagickWand C API

GD - GD Graphics Library

FreeImage - A custom distribution of FreeImage, with a CMake-based build system. Used by the Athena Game Framework.

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

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

CxImage

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

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

OpenImageIO - Reading, writing, and processing images in a wide variety of file formats, using a format-agnostic API, aimed at VFX applications.