Introducing a border/outline to objects in an image.

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Sid on 27 Jan 2012
Hi everyone,
I have a question about how to introduce an outline to a mask. Please check the original source image at: I would like the borders of the various objects in the mask to be outlined and each object identified as shown in:, both with an outline and an index number (so that the index number could be used to identify, and cross-refer the results generated by regionprops). This specific example was generated using ImageJ.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks and have a good weekend.

Accepted Answer

Chandra Kurniawan
Chandra Kurniawan on 27 Jan 2012
Irgb = imread('ap78s9.jpg');
Igray = rgb2gray(Irgb);
Ibw = im2bw(Igray,graythresh(Igray));
Ifill = imfill(Ibw,'holes');
B = bwboundaries(Ifill);
stat = regionprops(Ifill,'Centroid');
imshow(~Ibw); hold on
for k = 1 : length(B)
b = B{k};
c = stat(k).Centroid;

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 27 Jan 2012
I would guess one of these will be your friend:
doc bwperim
doc bwboundaries
doc bwtraceboundary

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