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scipy.misc.imread

scipy.misc.imread(name, flatten=0)[source]

Read an image from a file as an array.

Parameters :

name : str or file object

The file name or file object to be read.

flatten : bool, optional

If True, flattens the color layers into a single gray-scale layer.

Returns :

imread : ndarray

The array obtained by reading image from file imfile.

Notes

The image is flattened by calling convert(‘F’) on the resulting image object.

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