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I want to try some opencv algorithms with depth images from the turtlebot1 (create base). I want to save them for later use because of the complexity of modifying and remaking a node.

We have our Turtlebot started with Turtlebot_bringup minimal.launch and turtlebot_bringup 3dsensor.launch. RVIZ is currently showing /camera/depth_registered/image_raw (which dont look as detailed as I imagined looking at the IR image) but not any /camera/depth/ topic. I tried rostopic hz /camera/depth/image_raw but it is not publishing. rosrun image_view image_view image:=/camera/depth_registered/image_raw says:

Unable to convert '16UC1' image to bgr8: '[16UC1] is not a color format. but [bgr8] is. The conversion does not make sense'

Can I somehow easily save these images for later processing?

Originally posted by aguadopd on ROS Answers with karma: 86 on 2014-03-01

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Because data format in image_raw is the depth data in mm, maybe you should try with the /camera/depth/image If you want to use the image_raw, I think the below codes is helpful for you

void imageCb_d(const sensor_msgs::ImageConstPtr& msg)
    cv_bridge::CvImagePtr cv_ptr;

      cv_ptr = cv_bridge::toCvCopy(msg, sensor_msgs::image_encodings::TYPE_32FC1);

    catch (cv_bridge::Exception& e)
      ROS_ERROR("cv_bridge exception: %s", e.what());

    double minVal, maxVal;
    minMaxLoc(cv_ptr->image, &minVal, &maxVal); //find minimum and maximum intensities
    //Mat draw;
    cv_ptr->image.convertTo(blur_img, CV_8U, 255.0/(maxVal - minVal), -minVal * 255.0/(maxVal - minVal));

    cv::imshow("Blur", blur_img);
    cv::imshow("Depth", cv_ptr->image);




Originally posted by domikilo with karma: 89 on 2014-03-01

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Comment by aguadopd on 2014-03-04:
Thank you! will try that. I will try using the 32bit part, since I don't want to lose resolution using 8 bit format.


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