Questions on the image processing capabilities implemented in Mathematica.

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Precise cropping with ImageCrop

The built-in ImageCrop function "effectively removes borders from image whose pixel value distribution is almost uniform" (emphasis mine). I need an efficient ...
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Extract data from plots in papers including error bars

I would like to know how to extract data from plots in a paper and, also, how to do that in a way that include error bars. I know there are specific softwares to do that, e.g. Plot Digitizer, which ...
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Number of edges to each polygon of a graph constructed from an image

I have an image which looks like from How to convert an image to a graph and get the positions of the edges? which by using MorphologicalGraph becomes a graph ...
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Image processing: Floor plan - detecting rooms' borders (area) and room names' texts

Here is a simple building floor plan. I would like to derive the rooms as (rectangular) components and the names of the rooms. This is very common representation of building floor plans. The ...
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How does DistanceFunction work with images in ClusteringComponents?

Does anyone know the syntax to DistanceFunction? I am trying to define my own function to use with ClusteringComponents; e.g., ...
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Filter bright dots from the gradient of the image

I am wondering how to filter out bright dots in the picture, which are caused by background noise. I have used gradient filter in mathematica but it doesn't help. Is there anyway, that I can plot ...
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How to remove border points from InputForm?

I have this code, and it generates the below ListStreamPlot. The second graph is the ListStreamPlot overlaid with the points ...
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How can I find a particular character in an image that has many similar Chinese characters? [duplicate]

The Chinese characters "竟" and "竞" are very similar in their appearance. I am trying to find "竟" in the following picture. I tried use TextRecognize but it ...
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How to extract metadata from an image of a business card?

I'm trying to digitize some documents, and I came across a very cool app called camscanner app which performs parallax transform and ocr very nicely, now I'm implementing it in mathematica... Given ...
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How to remove constant background from an image?

I'm not sure how to remove the paper background from this logo with v9. This is really not the same as this question, but I think similar methods apply.
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How to find Image Size of a control object?

I want to find the ImageSize or at least dimensions of any control object irrespective of it being an image or an any other control such as ...
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HSB -> HSL Converter

Starting from an image I would like to apply a custom filter to an image. I have thought and implemented this filter in HSL space and it goes like this : Boost the saturation of the pixels that ...
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How to create a new “person curve”?

Wolfram|Alpha has a whole collection¹ of parametric curves that create images of famous people. To see them, enter WolframAlpha["person curve"] into a Mathematica ...
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Automating the “Get Indices” right click function

Is there a way to do this? What I am trying to do is allow a user to take a lineout averaged over the rows of a user defined ROI (Region of Interest) of an image. I have the bit of code that allows ...
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xkcdConvert routines perform slower in Mathematica 9

I am experiencing some rather large performance decreases in Mathematica version 9.0 using the xkcd-styled plotting routines. I had used the xkcdConvert code ...
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Cleaning mildew from old documents using Mathematica (Image processing)

While visiting family over the holiday period, I managed to have some good mother-daughter bonding over how far back I’ve managed to trace the family tree (Mom is in her 80s and doesn’t do computers). ...
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Radon function result's repeatability

I want to get a Hough transform of some edged image. When I compare the same transformation on the same image I got different results. ...
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Image Processing: Finding Orientation and Position of Symmetry Axes

Background I'm currently toying with Principles of Design by Charlotte Jirousek in order to learn some basics of image processing. As main principals she suggests Balance, Proportion, Rhythm, ...
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How do I make an image “nearly” black and white?

Using the following code, I downloaded an image from the web and adjusted the image to obtain the "negation" of the image: ...
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Why does DominantColors keep shuffling the order of the results?

This graphic is produced by running DominantColors (new in Mathematica 9) with different values, using the Lena image as the source: Each row is a list of the ...
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FindFaces: how to improve the results of the face recognition feature

In Mathematica 9, the FindFaces command offers an easy way to detect faces. In some experiments, I've been getting reasonable results, but I'd like to know if there ...
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Deformed style when exporting eps files

I want to export a plot into an eps file. Below I present a sample plot code in order to demonstrate the two issues that appear. (1). LabelStyle: When I use ...
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How can I superimpose points or disks on an image at specified coordinates?

I have a TIFF image of 640 x 640 pixels, over which I would like to plot a list of points or disks of small radius. I have been testing different alternatives and I found ImageCompose command. ...
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Push-pin Art – Convert image to R-Y-B-W-Blk color space

After seeing an example of what is called “Push-pin Art”, I assumed that Mathematica would be able to handle the kind of image processing required to convert an image to this format. I am not well ...
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How to transform a 3D image by an affine transformation matrix

I have a question concerning Image Processing: I have a stack of images, which I can compose to a 3D image using Image3D. Additionally I have a 4x4 affine transformation matrix. I would like to ...
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Take part of image under locator

How to create Manipulator with Locator to take part of an image?
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Counting radial ridges on an image

After happily using the v9 image assistant to crop elliptically an image, and then the drawing tools to put a white disk in the middle, I turned this image: into the following one: that can be ...
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Count Elements in Image

I have the following image: img1 I'm trying to count al these colored cells and draw a circle around them. I really don't now how I can use SelectComponents for ...
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What is ImageDistance measuring?

What quantity is ImageDistance measuring, and what do the numbers mean? I found the ImageDistance command in Mathematica 9, but ...
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How to extract a specific element from EXIF photographic metadata?

It's now possible to import photographs into Mathematica and import the EXIF data at the same time: i = Import["ExampleData/coneflower.jpg", "ImageWithExif"] ...
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HOG descriptor for image processing

I did not find in Mathematica a function for Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) descriptors. Is there any similar function? Do you have an implementation you are willing to share?
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The correct way to linearize colorspace before resizing, blurring etc

There was an interesting discussion on MathGroups dealing with the fact that image-processing functions in Mathematica (and many other software, including Adobe Photoshop) work with RGB, Grayscale ...
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How to retrieve the parameters calculated and used by ImageAdjust?

When ImageAdjust is called with an image, i.e. with one parameter, it returns an automatically adjusted Image. I would like to ...
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Color mixing or blend

Color mixing seems not only one type. Here is RGB_color_model I wrote this one: ...
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Finding the Centroid of the grid

Im trying to automate the processing of my shooting targets to measure my performance in the range. I was able to process the shots, but I still have to select the center of the target by the use of ...
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Accessing the graph Thinning produces without losing all the edges' lengths/slopes

This is a follow up to the OCR question I had earlier. What I want to do is to use Thinning to create "skeletons" of images of characters and then compare their shapes, utilizing such properties ...
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Detecting grid lines in a raster image

Motivation: Last October 7 there was a presidential election in Venezuela. Although the opposition saw an unprecedented increase in its votes, the government votes increased even more resulting in the ...
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How to make 3d solid volume from set of images [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to show solid bodies using volumetric rendering? I have a set of images, and I want to construct a z-stack, then reconstruct it to a 3d volume. My previous ...
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Overlapping accurately Images and Graphics (without loss of resolution)

Context In a previous post, I learned how to produce these kind of plots, which are of interest in astrophysics and geophysics. I am now interested in combining them. Attempt For this purpose, ...
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Measuring fractal dimension of natural objects from digital images

This is a useful topic. A college physics lab, medical diagnostics, urban growth, etc. - there is a lot of applications. On this site by Paul Bourke about Google Earth fractals we can get a high ...
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Implementing OCR without using TextRecognize

I am new to Mathematica and trying to figure out whether it is a good tool for algorithmic exploration. So I had the idea of implementing a simple OCR with Mathematica, just using standard ...
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Proving (self) similarity with Mathematica - Reccurrence Plots, Similarity Plots etc

I posted this question in math.se but given the sheer tumultuous number of questions that keep appearing on math.se and also given that I am trying to accomplish this in Mathematica, I thought I'd ...
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Calculate mean and standard deviation from ImageHistogram

I am doing my PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology; I had someone helping me analyse images (.jpg pictures) in Mathematica, but it turns out this person made some really bad decisions, and well, now I have ...
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Cluster a signal into areas of equal intensity

Introduction I have a greyscale photograph that I want to partition into areas of equal intensity. This means, that the integral over each partition should be (roughly) equal. There is no unique ...
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Help find a bright object on Mars!

In today's news, scientists found a bright object on one of Curiosity's photos (it's near the bottom of the picture below). It's a bit tricky to find - I actually spent quite some time staring at the ...
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How to find circular objects in an image?

How could I use morphological processing to find circular objects in an image? More specifically, I need to detect road signs. I need to get the "80 speed limit" sign from this image:
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Vectorizing an image like “Trace Bitmap” in Inkscape

Lately, we had a nice question about artistic image vectorization which got very nice answers. As Szabolcs pointed out himself Since "true" vectorization performed by various specialized software ...
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Download xkcd Click and Drag comic

Inspired by the recent question about xkcd styled plots I started looking at xkcd again and I came across a comic titled Click and Drag. And if you do that, you start exploring a larger drawing. A ...
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Enlarge an image and increase its resolution

An ongoing purely recreational project. I got my introduction to image processing with this Rotating perspective... question and had a lot of fun with it. Now I want to take it to the next step. ...
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False Color SEM image with Mathematica

I have a question regarding colouring and binary image filtering, but unfortunately, the system doesn't permit the inclusion of images for first-timers. If anyone would like to see the images ...