The basic principles of Ad Oculos are 'simplicity and transparency'. Designed for Image Analysis courses taken by computer science and electrical engineering students, Ad Oculos consists of a textbook and a Windows-based software package. Very much a practical toolbox, Ad Oculos offers students a 'hands-on' computer based teaching package. C programming language is used. Ad Oculos is fully interactive and menu-driven.
Filled with practical exercises and examples, Ad Oculos provides an applications-approach to learning about digital image processing. It contains stored images and more than 100 algorithms including Local and Global Operators, Region and Contour Segmentation, Fourier and Hough Transforms, Texture Analysis, Pattern Recognition and Image Sequence Analysis.
The pleasant side effect is a low price of USD 540.00. The price includes the COMPLETE C SOURCE CODE of the image processing DLLs, the technical documentation and the text book 'Ad Oculos: Digital Image Processing' (Bässmann/Besslich, International Thomson Publishing, at the moment only available on CD) which describes the image processing procedures and the accompanying source code.