gives an image in which each pixel is the absolute difference of the corresponding pixels in and .


  • The images and must have the same dimensions.
  • ImageDifference works with arbitrary single-channel or multi-channel images.
  • If or is a single-channel image, the absolute difference is computed from each channel of the other image in ImageDifference[image1,image2].
  • If and are both multichannel images, the values in each channel are compared separately.
  • ImageDifference[image1,image2] gives an image with the largest type of either or .
  • For binary images, ImageDifference effectively finds the logical XOR of pixel values.
  • ImageDifference works with Image3D objects.
Introduced in 2010
| Updated in 2012