I'm new to image processing, and I'm trying to get my feet wet. I have taken a picture of some jigsaw puzzle pieces and I want to isolate the pieces.
I am using the Python SimpleCV library to do this, and so far I've managed to get pretty decent results using
drawMinRect(). Here's what I've got so far
Pretty good, honestly. The only place it's wrong is with those two pieces touching slightly to the right of center.
I tried dilating the image, but that seems to exacerbate the problem. How can I "shrink" these blobs to eliminate the overlap?