Any bitmap image can be used in EasyNN-plus. Bitmaps of different sizes and types can be mixed. Other image formats (jpeg, gif etc) must be first converted to bitmap format. Images can be entered or Imported into the Grid. Images can be be mixed with text and numeric data in Example rows but not in Input/Output columns. Columns can be set to image mode using the Edit dialog or while importing.
Each image in the Grid will have a name, a bitmap file and three associated numeric values. These numeric values are the Pixel Pair Code (PC), the Edge Code (EC) and the Block Code (BC). PC is derived by comparing a thousand pairs of pixels. The positions of the top, bottom, left and right outer edges are used to produce EC. The position of the largest block of pixels that do not vary in color is used to produce BC. EasyNN-plus must have access to the bitmap file to produce PC, EC and BC. Large bitmaps will take a long time to process. If EasyNN-plus cannot find the bitmap file a selection dialog will be opened so that the file can be located. This selection dialog is also used while a file is being imported whenever a bitmap file is needed. Once the images are in the Grid they can be used to produce networks in the same way as any other type of data. Every image Input and Output column in the Grid will map onto three nodes, a PC node, a EC node and a BC node.
Images can be fragmented into component parts using Edit > Fragment Image. Images and fragments can be associated with the values in other Input/Output columns using Edit > Associate Image.
The name of the image, the encoded image values and the image file name.