I'm trying to detect a specific range of RGB color from an image with the lower threshold [180.150.0] and upper threshold [255,255,150]. I am just new on Mathematica please help me with clear details.

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    – Michael E2
    Dec 21 '15 at 6:21
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    $\begingroup$ You are more likely to receive help if you show what you have tried so far. I suggest you start by reading about basic image manipulation, note that RGB colour values are in the range 0-1 in Mathematica, and perhaps focus on ImageClip. $\endgroup$ Dec 21 '15 at 10:06
  • $\begingroup$ Please help us with clear details too! What do you mean by detect? Do you just want an output that says "colors in the range were found in the image" or something else? $\endgroup$ Dec 21 '15 at 10:13
  • $\begingroup$ the notion of a "range" or 3-channel colors is not obviously defined. Do you want each component in the specified range? $\endgroup$
    – george2079
    Dec 21 '15 at 14:47

The obvious way to do this turns out to be very slow:

flower = ExampleData[{"TestImage", "Flower"}];
ImageApply[ If[ 
    180 <= #[[1]] 255 <= 255 &&
    150 <= #[[2]] 255 <= 255 &&
      0 <= #[[3]] 255 <= 150 , #, {0, 0, 0}] & , flower ]

enter image description here

much faster to use Binarize on each channel to create a mask:

   Binarize[ #[[1, 1]], {180/255, 1}], 
   Binarize[ #[[1, 2]], {150/255, 1}],
   Binarize[ #[[1, 3]], {0, 150/255}], #[[2]]] &@ 
      ({ColorSeparate[#], #} &)@flower

Note that if your notion of a color being in range doesn't decouple so simply you may need to use ImageApply

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much Sir.It's completely clear and useful $\endgroup$
    – Mr.E
    Dec 22 '15 at 7:36

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