The AMD ROCm Augmentation Library (rocAL) is designed to efficiently decode and process images and videos from a variety of storage formats and modify them through a processing graph programmable by the user. rocAL currently provides C API. For more details, go to docs page.

Supported Operations#

rocAL can be currently used to perform the following operations either with randomized or fixed parameters:

Blend Blur (Gaussian 3x3) Brightness Color Temperature
ColorTwist Contrast Crop Crop Mirror Normalization
CropResize Exposure Modification Fisheye Lens Flip (Horizontal, Vertical and Both)
Fog Gamma Hue Jitter
Lens Correction Pixelization Raindrops Random Crop
Resize Resize Crop Mirror Rotation Salt And Pepper Noise
Saturation Snowflakes Vignette Warp Affine


Build instructions#

rocAL builds and installs as part of the MIVisonX toolkit. The rocAL dependencies are installed with To manually install rocAL dependencies, follow below instructions.

Turbo JPEG installation#

Turbo JPEG library is a SIMD optimized library which currently rocAL uses to decode input JPEG images. It needs to be built from the source and installed in the default path for libraries and include headers. You can follow the instruction below to download the source, build and install it. Note: install nasm package

sudo apt-get install nasm

Note: You need wget package to download the tar file.

 sudo apt-get install wget
git clone -b
cd libjpeg-turbo && mkdir build && cd build
      -DCMAKE_INSTALL_DOCDIR=/usr/share/doc/libjpeg-turbo-2.0.3 \
make -j$nproc && sudo make install

LMDB installation#

sudo apt-get install libgflags-dev libgoogle-glog-dev liblmdb-dev

RapidJSON installation#

git clone
cd rapidjson && mkdir build && cd build
cmake ../ && make -j$nproc && sudo make install

PyBind11 installation#

pip install pytest==3.1 
git clone -b 
cd pybind11 && mkdir build && cd build
cmake -DDOWNLOAD_CATCH=ON -DDOWNLOAD_EIGEN=ON ../ && make -j4 && sudo make install

Sample and test applications#