|author||Nick White <email@example.com>||2020-08-03 17:20:58 +0100|
|committer||Nick White <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2020-08-03 17:20:58 +0100|
1 files changed, 10 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/integralimg.go b/integralimg.go
index 6cf3a25..d4d25f1 100644
@@ -7,9 +7,16 @@
// sum of pixels to the left and above each pixel, which can make
// several common image processing operations much faster.
-// The Sum(), Mean() and MeanStdDev() functions provided for the
-// integral versions of Images significantly speed up many common
-// image processing operations.
+// A lot of image processing operations rely on many calculations
+// of the sum or mean of a set of pixels. As these have been
+// precalculated for an integral Image, these calculations are
+// much faster. Image.Sum() and Image.Mean() functions are provided
+// by this package to take advantage of this.
+// Another common requirement is standard deviation over an area
+// of an image. This can be calculated by creating an integral
+// Image and squared integral Image (SqImage) for a base image, and
+// passing them to the MeanStdDev() function provided.