16.21. disparitydebug

The disparitydebug program produces visualizable images from disparity maps created with parallel_stereo and stereo. These are named D_sub.tif, D.tif, RD.tif, and F.tif (see Section 19 for what each is).

The disparity map files can be useful for debugging because they contain raw disparity values as measured by the correlator; however they cannot be directly visualized or opened in a conventional image browser. The disparitydebug tool converts a single disparity map file into two normalized TIFF image files (*-H.tif and *-V.tif, containing the horizontal and vertical, or line and sample, components of disparity, respectively) that can be viewed using any image display program, including with the stereo_gui tool shipped with ASP (Section 16.64).

The disparitydebug program will also print out the range of disparity values in a disparity map, that can serve as useful summary statistics when tuning the search range settings in the stereo.default file (Section 11.2.2).

If the input images are map-projected (georeferenced), the outputs of disparitydebug will also be georeferenced.


disparitydebug run/run-D_sub.tif

View the obtained horizontal and vertical disparities with:

stereo_gui run/run-D_sub-H.tif run/run-D_sub-V.tif

Another example of using this tool (and a figure) is given in Section 6.1.9, when discussing how to examine a produced run.

Command-line options for disparitydebug:

-o, --output-prefix <string (default: “”)>

Specify the output file prefix.

-t, --output-filetype <string (default: tif)>

Specify the output file type.

--normalization <(integer integer integer integer) (default = auto)>

Normalization range. Specify in the format: hmin vmin hmax vmax.

--roi <(integer integer integer integer) (default = auto)>

Region of interest. Specify in the format: xmin ymin xmax ymax.

--threads <integer (default: 0)>

Select the number of threads to use for each process. If 0, use the value in ~/.vwrc.

--cache-size-mb <integer (default = 1024)>

Set the system cache size, in MB.

--tile-size <integer (default: 256 256)>

Image tile size used for multi-threaded processing.


Tell GDAL to not create bigtiffs.

--tif-compress <None|LZW|Deflate|Packbits (default: LZW)>

TIFF compression method.

-v, --version

Display the version of software.

-h, --help

Display this help message.