This book explains the basic concepts of analyzing and enhancing digital images. The C code in this book comprises the C image processing system(CIPS).CIPS can read and write TIFF images, display them on monochrome, CGA, VGA, and EGA, and print them on a laser printer, graphics printer, or character printer.  

The Author has distilled image processing down to its essentials and clearly explains how to do it. The source code is compiled using Microsoft c v6.0.Although certain display manipulation calls are unique to MS, you can substitute equivalents for other C compilers. A key feature of CIPS is the ability to run on a garden-variety PC. It does not require a special image-processing board, math coprocessor, 80286, or top of the line display.