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Color fill, the ability to apply a desired color to an enclosed area, is one of the basic functions provided by most graphic applications. Is there a similar function provided in Mathematica? For example, how to obtain a red, green, blue and yellow horses silhouette from the picture below in Mathematica?

im = Import["http://i.stack.imgur.com/ZDeYq.jpg"]
ReplacePixelValue[im, {924, 221} -> Blue]

ReplacePixelValue seems only work on one pixel only.

Colorize seems provide no controls on obtaining a specific color.

ColorReplace seems only work on a bundle of the same color all together .

enter image description here

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im = Binarize@Import["http://i.stack.imgur.com/ZDeYq.jpg"];
Colorize[MorphologicalComponents@im, 
          ColorRules -> {1 -> Red, 2 -> Yellow, 3 -> Blue, 4 -> Green}]

Mathematica graphics

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much. It seems there is a strange behaviour behind MorphologicalComponents, So I raised another question about it. $\endgroup$ – Putterboy Sep 11 '14 at 7:57
  • $\begingroup$ Is this method only good for binarized pictures? $\endgroup$ – Putterboy Sep 11 '14 at 10:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Putterboy Not at all: MorphologicalComponents[image,t] treats values above t as foreground. $\endgroup$ – Dr. belisarius Sep 12 '14 at 19:16

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