Image Database

Volume 1: Textures

The Textures volume currently contains 155 images, all monochrome, 130 512x512 and 25 1024x1024.

For the Brodatz texture images, the number in parenthesis (i.e. D12) is the page number of the corresponding texture in the Brodatz book (P. Brodatz, "Textures: A Photographic Album for Artists and Designers", Dover Publications, New York, 1966). These digital images are not scans of the pages from the texture book. The images are scans of a set of glossy black and white prints that were purchased from the author. While these prints are pictures of the same textures as in the book, in most cases they are not the same image as the one in the book.

Brodatz texure Images 1.2.01 through 1.2.13 are histogram equalized versions of 1.1.01 through 1.1.13 and are marked with "H.E." in the list below.

The 512x512 Brodatz images of pigskin (1.1.11 and 1.2.11) are missing the last 26 lines of the texture data. The image file is 512x512 but the texture data only occupies the upper 486 rows of the image. Rows 487 through 512 in the file are all zeros. This is most likely something that occured years ago during the scanning of the image and there are no plans to fix it. The other 512x512 Brodatz images (1.1.01 through 1.2.13) are missing the texture data in last two lines of the image file. The actual image data in these images are only 512 pixels wide by 510 lines high. The last two lines of all these images contain zeros.

The texture mosaics (texmos1, texmos2, and texmos3) are mosaics of eight Brodatz textures that were used for research in image texture segmentation at USC-SIPI. The files texmos2.s512 and texmos3.s512 are images showing which pixels are from which textures in the corresponding mosaics.

Like the individual texture files, mosaic texmos3.p512 is also missing the texture data in the last two rows of the image. This has been fixed in texmos3b.p512. The shape of the texture regions, and the texture in each region is the same as in texmos3.p512, but the texture data that appears in the four regions that touch the bottom edge of the image has been moved down two lines to fill in the empty lines.

More information on the texture mosaics is available in USCTextureMosaics.pdf

In addition to the Brodatz textures listed below, the USC-SIPI image database texture volume also includes a set of rotated texture images. These consist of the thirteen Brodatz textures digitized at seven different rotation angles: 0, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, and 200 degrees (total of 91 images).

Download the Textures volume unrotated images in compressed Gnu tar or Zip format (29.7MB):

For individual images, first click on the image name at the left of each line below to see a 200x200 pixel preview of the image.

FilenameDescriptionSizeType
1.1.01Brodatz - Grass (D9)512Mono
1.1.02Brodatz - Bark (D12)512Mono
1.1.03Brodatz - Straw (D15)512Mono
1.1.04Brodatz - Herringbone weave (D15)512Mono
1.1.05Brodatz - Woolen cloth (D19)512Mono
1.1.06Brodatz - Pressed calf leather (D24)512Mono
1.1.07Brodatz - Beach sand (D29)512Mono
1.1.08Brodatz - Water (D38)512Mono
1.1.09Brodatz - Wood grain (D68)512Mono
1.1.10Brodatz - Raffia (D84)512Mono
1.1.11Brodatz - Pigskin (D92)512Mono
1.1.12Brodatz - Brick wall (D94)512Mono
1.1.13Brodatz - Plastic bubbles (D112)512Mono
1.2.01Brodatz - Grass (D9 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.02Brodatz - Bark (D12 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.03Brodatz - Straw (D15 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.04Brodatz - Herringbone weave (D16 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.05Brodatz - Woolen cloth (D19 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.06Brodatz - Pressed calf leather (D24 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.07Brodatz - Beach sand (D29 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.08Brodatz - Water (D38 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.09Brodatz - Wood grain (D68 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.10Brodatz - Raffia (D84 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.11Brodatz - Pigskin (D92 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.12Brodatz - Brick wall (D94 H.E.)512Mono
1.2.13Brodatz - Plastic bubbles (D112 H.E.)512Mono
1.3.01Brodatz - Grass (D9)1024Mono
1.3.02Brodatz - Bark (D9)1024Mono
1.3.03Brodatz - Straw (D15)1024Mono
1.3.04Brodatz - Woolen cloth (D19)1024Mono
1.3.05Brodatz - Herringbone weave (D16)1024Mono
1.3.06Brodatz - Pressed calf leather (D24)1024Mono
1.3.07Brodatz - Beach sand (D29)1024Mono
1.3.08Brodatz - Water (D38)1024Mono
1.3.09Brodatz - Wood grain (D68)1024Mono
1.3.10Brodatz - Raffia (D84)1024Mono
1.3.11Brodatz - Pigskin (D92)1024Mono
1.3.13Brodatz - Plastic bubbles (D112)1024Mono
1.4.01Brodatz - Brick wall1024Mono
1.4.02Brodatz - Wood shingle roof1024Mono
1.4.03Brodatz - Wood shingle roof1024Mono
1.4.04Brodatz - Brick wall1024Mono
1.4.05Brodatz - Tile roof1024Mono
1.4.06Brodatz - Wood fence1024Mono
1.4.07Brodatz - Metal grates1024Mono
1.4.08Brodatz - Brick wall1024Mono
1.4.09Brodatz - Brick wall1024Mono
1.4.09Brodatz - Brick wall1024Mono
1.4.10Brodatz - Grass1024Mono
1.4.11Brodatz - Sand1024Mono
1.4.12Brodatz - Sand1024Mono
1.5.01Brodatz - Brick wall512Mono
1.5.02Brodatz - Hexagonal Hole Array512Mono
1.5.03Brodatz - Rough Wall512Mono
1.5.04Brodatz - Sand512Mono
1.5.05Brodatz - Gravel512Mono
1.5.06Brodatz - Brick wall512Mono
1.5.07Brodatz - Grass512Mono
texmos1.p512Brodatz - USC Texture Mosaic #1512Mono
texmos2.s512Brodatz - USC Texture Mosaic #2512Mono
texmos3.p512Brodatz - USC Texture Mosaic #2512Mono
texmos3b.p512Brodatz - USC Texture Mosaic #3512Mono
texmos3.s512Brodatz - USC Texture Mosaic #3b512Mono

Published on August 29th, 2017

Last updated on February 11th, 2020