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function Irank = ranktf(image, window)
HWS = (window-1) / 2; %half window size
I = imread(image);
if size(I,3)~=1;
I = rgb2gray(I);
end
[rows,cols] = size(I);
Irank = zeros(rows-window,cols-window); %the result image will be smaller
for a = 1+HWS : rows-HWS
for b = 1+HWS : cols-HWS
window = I(a-HWS:a+HWS , b-HWS:b+HWS);
rankvector = sort(window(:)); %sort all pixels values in the window
rank = find(rankvector == I(a,b)); %find the rank
Irank(a-HWS,b-HWS) = rank(1);
end
end
Irank = uint8(Irank);
end
%image is the real name of an image. windowsize is the size of window to
%be used for the rank transform, it must be an odd positive integer number
%greater than 3
%I is the rank transformed image, based on the window size you choose.
%For example, if the window size is 3x3 and apply
%the window to the original grayscale image, then the center of the pixels
%within the window from the original grayscale image will be
%replaced by the ¡®rank¡¯ of the center pixel value. So it is between
%1 and 9, assuming there are no same pixel values. The advantage is all the
%pixel values in the image at last will be replaced by their ranks. So
%the noise and other mistakes during taking the photo will be ideally
%ignored. All the pixel values will be in a small range (the square of
%the window size). This is a very useful function in image processing