Display image as grayscale using matplotlib Display image as grayscale using matplotlib python python

Display image as grayscale using matplotlib


The following code will load an image from a file image.png and will display it as grayscale.

import numpy as npimport matplotlib.pyplot as pltfrom PIL import Imagefname = 'image.png'image = Image.open(fname).convert("L")arr = np.asarray(image)plt.imshow(arr, cmap='gray', vmin=0, vmax=255)plt.show()

If you want to display the inverse grayscale, switch the cmap to cmap='gray_r'.


Try to use a grayscale colormap?

E.g. something like

imshow(..., cmap=pyplot.cm.binary)

For a list of colormaps, see http://scipy-cookbook.readthedocs.org/items/Matplotlib_Show_colormaps.html


import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

You can also run once in your code

plt.gray()

This will show the images in grayscale as default

im = array(Image.open('I_am_batman.jpg').convert('L'))plt.imshow(im)plt.show()


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