A 3D point cloud of a coin, which has metallic, glossy surfaces and a really fine surface structure. Credit: AIT

Advancing inline inspection

Matthew Dale investigates the technology behind inline computational imaging

All part of the process

The British Machine Vision Conference is due take place at the beginning of September, an event with machine vision in the title - but, confusingly, focusing on academic algorithm development and computer vision. Greg Blackman asks what industrial image processing can learn from academia

Programming with ease

Greg Blackman looks at the options for high-throughput image processing, including FPGAs and multicore processors, and finds out what unites development in all software packages is ease of use

Programming power

Greg Blackman on the developments taking place within image processing libraries

Soft progress

Stephen Mounsey looks at trends in the development of image processing software and libraries, and finds that usability is becoming increasingly important here

Multicore image processing

Gemma Church looks at how image processing is taking advantage of multicore computing to increase processing speeds