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rgb2gray.m

## Copyright (C) 2000, 2001  Kai Habel
##
## This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
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## -*- texinfo -*-
## @deftypefn {Function File} @var{gray}= rgb2gray (@var{rgb})
## Converts an RGB image to a gray scale image, or a color map
## to a gray map.
##
## If the input is an RGB image, the conversion to a gray image
## is computed as the mean value of the color channels.
##
## If the input is a color map it is converted into the YIQ space
## of ntsc. The luminance value (Y) is taken to create a gray color map.
## R = G = B = Y
## @end deftypefn

## Author:  Kai Habel <kai.habel@gmx.de>
## Date:    19. March 2000

function gray = rgb2gray (rgb)

  if (nargin != 1)
    print_usage();
  endif

  if (ismatrix (rgb) && ndims(rgb) == 2 && columns(rgb) == 3)
    ntscmap = rgb2ntsc (rgb);
    gray = ntscmap (:, 1) * ones (1, 3);
  elseif (ismatrix(rgb) && ndims(rgb) == 3)
    switch(class(rgb))
    case "double"
      gray = mean(rgb,3);
    case "uint8"
      gray = uint8(mean(rgb,3));
    case "uint16"
      gray = uint16(mean(rgb,3));
    otherwise
      error("rgb2gray: unsupported class %s", class(rgb));
    endswitch
  else
    error("rgb2gray: the input must either be an RGB image or a color map");
  endif
endfunction

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