reconstructs an image from an ImagePyramid object pyr.


assumes the specified pyramid type pyrtype.


reconstructs up to pyramid level n.


reconstructs up to the smallest pyramid level larger than the specified size.


  • InverseImagePyramid computes the inverse of ImagePyramid.
  • Image pyramid is a multi-resolution representation of an image to facilitate efficient multi-scale processing. Typical applications include noise removal, image blending, texture synthesis and efficient rendering.
  • An image pyramid consists of several images with consecutively lower resolutions. Typically, specific levels of the pyramid are processed and the result is reconstructed using the inverse process.
  • InverseImagePyramid works with 2D and 3D image pyramids.
  • The pyramid type pyrtype can be any of the following:
  • "Lowpass" or "Gaussian"iteratively blurs and downsamples
    "Bandpass" or "Laplacian"difference pyramid by upsampling and subtracting the lower levels from the upper levels
    {"Lowpass",ker}use ker for downsampling
    {"Bandpass",ker1,ker2}use ker1 for downsampling and ker2 for upsampling
    pyruse specifications of a reference pyramid pyr
  • Use InverseImagePyramid[pyr,n] to reconstruct the pyramid using the type embedded in pyr.


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Basic Examples  (2)

Reconstruct an image from a bandpass pyramid:

Reconstruct an image to a specific size:

Applications  (3)

Simulate decoding an image by incorporating more and more details:

Compute the Laplacian pyramid:

Display more details by reconstructing with higher and higher levels of the pyramid:

Denoise an image by attenuating the lowest level of the Laplacian pyramid:

Attenuate the noise in the lowest pyramid level by factor 0.1:

Reconstruct the image without the noise:

Extract the small-scale components in a volumetric dataset:

Create four levels of a Laplacian image pyramid with scaling factor :

Discard the top level of the pyramid that contains the large-scale components:

Reconstruct the original volume with only the small-scale components:

Properties & Relations  (2)

Compare the result of a reconstruction to the original image:

Compute the difference between the reconstructed image and the original:

The reconstructed image of a Gaussian pyramid is the same as the image of the bottom level:

Wolfram Research (2019), InverseImagePyramid, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2019), InverseImagePyramid, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Language. 2019. "InverseImagePyramid." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2019). InverseImagePyramid. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


@misc{reference.wolfram_2024_inverseimagepyramid, author="Wolfram Research", title="{InverseImagePyramid}", year="2019", howpublished="\url{}", note=[Accessed: 21-July-2024 ]}


@online{reference.wolfram_2024_inverseimagepyramid, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={InverseImagePyramid}, year={2019}, url={}, note=[Accessed: 21-July-2024 ]}