gCube is a framework dedicated to scientists. It enables the declarative and interactive creation of transient Virtual Research Environments that aggregate and deploy on-demand content resources and application services by exploiting computational and storage resources offered by private and commercial cloud providers.
The VIPS library/image processing system is well suited for larger than RAM true and false-colour images. VIPS can be used for image format conversion, colour calibration, image filtering, transformation and analysis, thumbnail generation, small object recognition and many other image processing
... [More] tasks. VIPS is well suited for medical and scientific research & development and batch image processing. It is not so good for retouching photographs. The system has two main parts: libvips is the library, and nip2 is the GUI. Both execute common image processing tasks faster than other image processing systems because of sophisticated memory/task management and multicore compatibility.
VIPS runs in batch (command line) mode on *nix, Windows, Mac and other OSes. [Less]
nip2, the "free love child of Photoshop and Excel," is the GUI of vips. You don't directly edit images --- instead, like a spreadsheet, you build relationships between objects. nip2 actively manages these relationships: if you change an object property, the change is propagated "spreadsheet-style."
Like vips, nip2 is fast and needs little memory. You can comfortably work with multi-gigabyte images on very modest hardware.
In addition to the visual programming interface accessible through the GUI, nip2 has command-line and batch modes. It even has its own functional programming language (for writing extensions). [Less]
G'MIC is an open and full-featured framework for image processing, providing several different user interfaces to convert/manipulate/filter/visualize generic image datasets, from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images:
1- A command-line interface (CLI) 'gmic' to
... [More] use the G'MIC framework from a shell (friendly competitor to the ImageMagick and GraphicsMagick projects).
2- A plug-in 'gmic_gimp', to bring G'MIC capabilities to the GIMP image retouching software.
3- A web service 'G'MIC Online', to allow users applying image processing algorithms directly in a web browser.
4- A Qt-based interface 'ZArt', for real-time manipulation of webcam images.
5- A thread-safe C++ library 'libgmic', to be linked to third-party applications. [Less]
VISHNU offers to end-users the capability of running computation tasks (jobs) on remote servers through a simple interface that offers performance and interoperability with different kind of batch scheduler softwares running locally on the servers. VISHNU also offers files management services to
... [More] create, modify and transfer files on remote hosts using secure transfer protocols. The VISHNU system is also capable of monitoring the performance of the servers and to recover automatically from server failures. [Less]