Use Decorrelation Stretch to remove the high correlation commonly found in multispectral data sets to produce a more colorful color composite image. The highly correlated data sets often produce quite bland color images. Decorrelation stretching requires three bands for input. These bands should be stretched byte data or may be selected from an open color display.

You can also write a script to produce a decorrelated image using the DecorrelationStretch task.

  1. From the Toolbox, select Transform > Decorrelation Stretch. The Decorrelation Stretch dialog appears.
  2. Select the Input Raster from the drop-down list.
  3. Optionally select the bands to use from the Use Bands list. Select one band each for R, G, and B.
  4. Enter a filename and location for the Output Raster.
  5. Enable the Preview check box to see a preview of the settings before you click OK to process the data. The preview is calculated only on the area in the view and uses the resolution level at which you are viewing the image. See Preview for details on the results. To preview a different area in your image, pan and zoom to the area of interest and re-enable the Preview option.
  6. Enable the Display result check box to display the output in the view when processing is complete. Otherwise, if the check box is disabled, the result can be loaded from the Data Manager.
  7. To reuse these task settings in future ENVI sessions, save them to a file. Click the down arrow and select Save Parameter Values, then specify the location and filename to save to. Note that some parameter types, such as rasters, vectors, and ROIs, will not be saved with the file. To apply the saved task settings, click the down arrow and select Restore Parameter Values, then select the file where you previously stored your settings.

  8. To run the process in the background, click the down arrow and select Run Task in the Background. If an ENVI Server has been set up on the network, the Run Task on remote ENVI Server name is also available. The ENVI Server Job Console will show the progress of the job and will provide a link to display the result when processing is complete. See ENVI Servers for more information.

  9. Click OK.