Image background in image recognition

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Mats on 14 Dec 2019
Commented: Image Analyst on 9 Jan 2020
I want to find all occurences of this symbol in an image and is currently using CORR2 with a function that steps pixel-by-pixel through a larger image and try to find this symbol. The problem i find is that there are multiples of this symbol partially overlapping which it doesnt recognize as the image i compare to has a white background. How can I make corr2 (or a similar setup) to only match based on the black arrms of the symbol and not the background?
(Although image is attached it does not show, it is essentially a symbol with two crosses overlayed with one tilted 45 degrees.)
Mats on 8 Jan 2020
Haven't tried it due to winter holidays =)
Will try it this week and get back to you afterward

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 6 Jan 2020
See attached demo that uses normxcorr2() to find a template in a larger image.
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 9 Jan 2020
Try raising the threshold to make sure it gets regions that are only really VERY close to the template.

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