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Thermal imaging

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Thermal imagery should be analyzed the same way as optical imagery (see Objects in gray scale images), as the images below show. Just like in regular gray scale images, there is only one parameter. Here, instead of the amount of light it is temperature.

Infrared.jpg Criminal ir.jpg Shot ir.jpg

The last image is "pseudo-color". Red means hot, blue means cool. In other words, red corresponds to higher values and blue to lower values of the parameter. A similar approach is used in mapping where the parameter is the altitude. There is still just one parameter.

Human ear medical infrared thermography.jpg

It would, of course, be silly to analyze the fourth image as a color image.

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