how to overlay(superimpose) contour plot(coloured) over a gray scale image
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Srinivas Murthy on 3 May 2011
I am trying to superimpose a colored contour plot on a grayscale image. I used hold on and then i tried to plot a contour plot. Also i tried using two color maps in a same figure window. But even that is not working. Pls do help me in solving this problem. Typically the contour plot occupies only the central part of the greyscale image , the rest is the greyscale image.
Teja Muppirala on 3 May 2011
Edited: Image Analyst on 26 Nov 2018
A grayscale image with a colored contour plot superimposed:
% Make some sample grayscale image
I = abs(sin((1:500)'/100)*sin((1:500)/100));
% Convert the grayscale image to RGB
Irgb = cat(3,I,I,I);
% Plot the image and some contours in color
More Answers (3)
Walter Roberson on 3 May 2011
You haven't indicated what problem you are encountering. Your reference to two color maps hints that you are having getting the two to come out with the colors you want.
Contour plots are a hggroup object that has children that are patch objects. You can change the color properties of the patch objects. The only real trick that have found is that in order to switch between filled and non-filled, you have to change a property in the hggroup object that is the parent of the patch objects.
Sean de Wolski on 3 May 2011