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#!perl -w
use strict;
use Imager;
my $in0_name = shift;
my $in1_name = shift;
my $out_name = shift
or usage();
my $in0 = Imager->new;
or die "Cannot load $in0_name: ", $in0->errstr, "\n";
my $in1 = Imager->new;
or die "Cannot load $in1_name: ", $in1->errstr, "\n";
$in0->getwidth == $in1->getwidth
&& $in0->getheight == $in1->getheight
or die "Images must be the same width and height\n";
$in0->getwidth == $in1->getwidth
or die "Images must have the same number of channels\n";
my $out = interleave_images3($in0, $in1);
or die "Cannot write $out_name: ", $out->errstr, "\n";
sub usage {
print <<EOS;
Usage: $0 even_image odd_image out_image
# this one uses transform2()
# see perldoc Imager::Engines
sub interleave_images {
my ($even, $odd) = @_;
my $width = $even->getwidth;
my $height = 2 * $even->getheight;
my $expr = <<EXPR; # if odd get pixel from img2[x,y/2] else from img1[x,y/2]
y 2 % x y 2 / getp2 x y 2 / getp1 ifp
my $out = Imager::transform2
width =>$width,
$even, $odd) or die Imager->errstr;
# i_copyto()
# this should really have been possible through the paste method too,
# but the paste() interface is too limited for this
# so we call i_copyto() directly
# the code as written here does work though
sub interleave_images2 {
my ($even, $odd) = @_;
my $width = $even->getwidth;
my $out = Imager->new(xsize=>$width, ysize=>2 * $even->getheight,
channels => $even->getchannels);
for my $y (0 .. $even->getheight-1) {
Imager::i_copyto($out->{IMG}, $even->{IMG}, 0, $y, $width, $y+1,
0, $y*2);
Imager::i_copyto($out->{IMG}, $odd->{IMG}, 0, $y, $width, $y+1,
0, 1+$y*2);
# this version uses the internal i_glin() and i_plin() functions
# as of 0.44 the XS for i_glin() has a bug in that it doesn't copy
# the returned colors into the returned color objects
sub interleave_images3 {
my ($even, $odd) = @_;
my $width = $even->getwidth;
my $out = Imager->new(xsize=>$width, ysize=>2 * $even->getheight,
channels => $even->getchannels);
for my $y (0 .. $even->getheight-1) {
my @row = Imager::i_glin($even->{IMG}, 0, $width, $y);
Imager::i_plin($out->{IMG}, 0, $y*2, @row);
@row = Imager::i_glin($odd->{IMG}, 0, $width, $y);
Imager::i_plin($out->{IMG}, 0, 1+$y*2, @row);
=head1 NAME - given two identically sized images create an image twice the height with interleaved rows from the source images.
perl even_input odd_input output
This sample produces an output image with interleaved rows from the
two input images.
Multiple implementations are included, including two that revealed
bugs or limitations in Imager, to demonstrate some different
See for an example where this
might be useful.
=head1 AUTHOR
Tony Cook <>
Thanks to Dan Oppenheim, who provided the impetus for this sample.
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