Commit 7de9cc7e authored by Julien Michel's avatar Julien Michel

DOC: End of FunctorImageFilter section

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.. _FunctorFilter:
Using FunctorImageFilter
In image processing and remote sensing, it is very common to write custom pixel-based or neighborhood-based operations between one or several co-registered images. Starting OTB 7.0, there is now a unique filter ``otb::FunctorImageFilter`` that will handle most cases:
- Any number of input images, being either ``Image``, ``VectorImage`` or a mix of both,
......@@ -97,6 +97,8 @@ Rules for output type deduction are simpler:
- If ``R`` is a basic type, output of the filter will be of type ``otb::Image<R>``
- If ``R`` is of type ``itk::VariableLengthVector<T>`` with T a basic type as defined above, the output of the filter will be of type ``otb::VectorImage<R>``
Note that if ``R`` is of type ``itk::VariableLengthVector<T>``, you need extra steps so that the filter can allocate the correct number of output bands, as explained in NumberOfOutputBands_ section.
Alternative prototype for performance
Automatic type deduction will also work with the following signature:
......@@ -189,13 +191,48 @@ Advanced use
Number of output bands
.. _NumberOfOutputBands:
If is of type ``itk::VariableLengthVector<T>``, then the functor class should provide an ``OutputSize()`` method as follows.
If the number of output bands is fixed:
.. code-block:: cpp
class MyFunctor {
constexpr size_t OutputSize(...) const
// Return the number of output bands
return 3;
If the number of output bands depends on the number of bands in one or more input images:
Named inputs
.. code-block:: cpp
class MyFunctor {
size_t OutputSize(const std::array<size_t,N> & nbBands) const
// N Is the number of inputs
// nbBands is an array containing the number of bands for each input
return outputNumberOfBands;
In this case you can use the information provided by the ``nbBands`` parameter which contain the number of bands for each input, to derive and return the output number of bands.
If you are using a lambda, a free function or an existing functor which does not offer the ``OutputSize()`` method, you can still use ``FunctorImageFilter`` but you need to provide the number of bands when constructing the filter instance:
.. code-block:: cpp
// Specify that the lambda output has 3 bands
auto filterFromLambda = NewFunctorFilter(myLambda,3);
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