# ImageDifference

ImageDifference[image1,image2]

gives an image in which each pixel is the absolute difference of the corresponding pixels in image1 and image2.

# Details

• The images image1 and image2 must have the same dimensions.
• ImageDifference works with arbitrary single-channel or multi-channel images.
• If image1 or image2 is a single-channel image, the absolute difference is computed from each channel of the other image in ImageDifference[image1,image2].
• If image1 and image2 are both multichannel images, the values in each channel are compared separately.
• ImageDifference[image1,image2] gives an image with the largest type of either image1 or image2.
• For binary images, ImageDifference effectively finds the logical XOR of pixel values.
• ImageDifference works with Image3D objects.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(2)

Find differences between two versions of an image:

Logical XOR of two binary images:

## Applications(1)

Find the amount of variation in a fairly constant image:

## Properties & Relations(1)

Negate image pixels specified by a binary mask:

Wolfram Research (2010), ImageDifference, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ImageDifference.html (updated 2012).

#### Text

Wolfram Research (2010), ImageDifference, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ImageDifference.html (updated 2012).

#### CMS

Wolfram Language. 2010. "ImageDifference." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2012. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ImageDifference.html.

#### APA

Wolfram Language. (2010). ImageDifference. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ImageDifference.html

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@misc{reference.wolfram_2023_imagedifference, author="Wolfram Research", title="{ImageDifference}", year="2012", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ImageDifference.html}", note=[Accessed: 20-February-2024 ]}

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