Processing Binary Images

Authored by: John C. Russ , F. Brent Neal

The Image Processing Handbook

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781498740265
eBook ISBN: 9781498740289
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Binary images, as discussed in the preceding chapter, consist of pixels and groups of pixels selected on the basis of some property. The selection may be performed by thresholding brightness values, perhaps using several color channels, or after processing to extract texture or other information, or based on inclusion within a delineated boundary. The goal of binarization is to separate features (the designation used in this text for groups of selected, contiguous pixels) representing objects or structures from the background, so that counting, measurement, or matching operations can be performed.

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