Image-7 If Logic

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Our use of loops thus far have allowed us to write a little bit of code which is run for many data points. That's one big theme in computer code. The if-statement, the topic of this section, will add a second theme: the ability to write a true/false test to control if a bit of code runs or not. Combined with the loop, the if-statement will greatly expand what we can do with code.

Image X/Y Refresher

pixel.getX() pixel.getY() image.getWidth() image.getHeight()


The if-statement has a true/false test which controls if some code is run or not. Here is an example if-statement shown inside a for-loop with the "stop.jpg" image.



Flip Diagram

image showing x < 238 and x > 238 regions

If-Statement - You Try It



Solution code

// a. if (pixel.getX() < 355) {
// b. if (pixel.getX() > 480) {
// c. if (pixel.getY() < 20) {

image = new SimpleImage("stop.jpg");
for (pixel: image) {
  if (pixel.getX() < 355) {
    pixel.setBlue(255);  // 0 here for black

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