opening a picture (.bmp) outside MATLAB

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mohammad on 2 Aug 2012
Commented: Image Analyst on 24 Apr 2014
There is a picture in a special Folder. With which command we can open it outside MATLAB (with Paint or Windows Picture viewer)?

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 2 Aug 2012
Edited: Image Analyst on 2 Aug 2012
If you want to specify a document (rather than a program), and open the document with the default program that Windows opens those kinds of documents with, then use winopen(). It should be just like you double clicked on the file's icon.
If you want to pass in a document to a program on the command line, then you can use dos() or system(). For examples, (1) you wanted to open an image in Photoshop rather than MSPaint or Picture and Fax Viewer (or whatever your default image program is), or (2) say you want to open a text file in wordpad, rather than the default notepad that would open the file if you used winopen(). I have an example for system() if you need to do it that way.
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mohammad on 3 Aug 2012
Thanks. Yes I need open a picture with Photoshop (not with default program). Please tell me how I could do this.

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Sumit Tandon
Sumit Tandon on 2 Aug 2012
Use the WINOPEN command.

v@ishu on 24 Apr 2014
what if i have to use the image in further commands and not just open it??
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 24 Apr 2014
You'd have to use ActiveX or maybe java robot to control the other program.

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