El Tomato El Tomato - 4 months ago 33
Objective-C Question

Converting CIImage Into NSImage

I'm playing with the Core Image framework. As I understand, if I have an image (NSImage), it needs to be converted into CIImage, first. I can do that.

NSImage *im1 = [[NSImage alloc] initWithContentsOfFile:imagepath];
NSRect rect1;rect1.size.width = img1.size.width; rect1.size.height = img1.size.height;
CGImageRef imageRef1 = [img1 CGImageForProposedRect:&rect1 context:[NSGraphicsContext currentContext] hints:nil];
CIImage *ciimage = [CIImage imageWithCGImage:imageRef1];

I have a function that applies a Core Image filter to a core image (CIImage), which I want to test. And I want to add output image to a window as a subview. So I need NSImage. How can I convert this core image back into NSImage? If I ask Google, I don't get good results.

Thank you for your help.


I haven't tested it, but I think this should do it:

CIImage *ciImage = ...;

NSCIImageRep *rep = [NSCIImageRep imageRepWithCIImage:ciImage];
NSImage *nsImage = [[NSImage alloc] initWithSize:rep.size];
[nsImage addRepresentation:rep];