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# I want to measure the diameter of the circle using image.

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I want to measure the diameter of the circle. Please let me know the respective coding for the below attached image.

I used the below code for finding the diameter:

a = imread('I:\testing\abrupt\60.jpg');

c = rgb2gray(a);

b = imbinarize(c);

imshow(b);

%measuring

h = imdistline(gca);

api =iptgetapi(h);

%

pause();

%

dist =api.getDistance();

u = menu('Choose measuring unit','Pixels','Centim','Millimeters');

if (u==1)

fprintf('The length of the object is: %0.2f Pixels\n',dist);

elseif (u==2)

dist_cm = dist*0.2645;

fprintf('The length of the object is: %0.2f Centim\n',dist_cm);

else

dist_m = (dist)*0.2645*10;

fprintf('The length of the object is: %0.2f Millimeters\n',dist_mm);

end

### Accepted Answer

DGM
on 1 Mar 2022

Edited: DGM
on 1 Mar 2022

This should be a start

a = imread('https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/uploaded_files/910160/21.jpg');

c = rgb2gray(a);

b = imbinarize(c);

b = imfill(bwareafilt(~b,1),'holes'); % clean up the image

imshow(b);

% when you have an irregular shape, it depends what you want when you say "diameter"

S = regionprops(b,'minferetproperties','maxferetproperties','equivdiameter');

% show what the options look like

S.EquivDiameter % the equivalent diameter of a circle with the same area

S.MinFeretDiameter % the minimum diameter

S.MaxFeretDiameter % the maximum diameter

% let's say we pick one

dist = S.EquivDiameter;

% i can't demo the menu in-browser, so i'm just bypassing it

%u = menu('Choose measuring unit','Pixels','Centim','Millimeters');

u = 3;

if (u==1)

fprintf('The length of the object is: %0.2f Pixels\n',dist);

elseif (u==2)

dist_cm = dist*2.5/1395;

fprintf('The length of the object is: %0.2f Centim\n',dist_cm);

else

dist_mm = dist*25/1395;

fprintf('The length of the object is: %0.2f Millimeters\n',dist_mm);

end

Note that I changed the scaling factor. Since I doubt the blob is 2.5m in diameter, I just approximated the above scaling factor on the assumption that the glass is a standard 25mm microscope slide. The accuracy of that approximation can stand to be improved.

Once you decide which diameter metric you want, the other cases can be omitted from the call to regionprops().

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