Questions tagged [edge-detection]

Edge detection is the process of identifying points in an image, where image brightness changes sharply.

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What factors should I consider in choosing an edge detection algorithm?

I've learned about a number of edge detection algorithms, including algorithms like Sobel, Laplacian, and Canny methods. It seems to me the most popular edge detector is a Canny edge detector, but is ...
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What Are the Limitations of a Canny Edge Detector?

Broadly a majority of the literature on edge detection algorithms and applications that uses edge detection, references Canny's edge detector. So much so that it looks like almost "the solution" to ...
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Edge Detection on a Color Image

I understand the process of using a Sobel kernel for edge detection in greyscale images. The input is a greyscale image, and the output is a greyscale image. I'm having trouble, however, figuring out ...
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Explanation on Haarlets

Would someone be able to give me some info or a link etc ... regarding haarlets aka Haar wavelet-like features. I'm reading several papers for my master dissertation and several of these papers ...
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Connecting edges detected by an edge detector

I have a binary image obtained from a canny edge detector. The edges are not nicely detected in the center and I need to join them. The connection of edges is orientation and neighborhood dependent. I ...
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Estimating onset time of a tone burst in noise?

What techniques might one use to estimate the onset time of a sinusoidal tone burst in a noisy signal? Assume the tone burst has a known fixed frequency (but unknown phase) and a very sharp rise ...
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Are 2nd Order Edge Detectors More Susceptible to Noise?

I am reading about edge detection and I read that 2nd order detectors are more susceptible to noise. Is there a mathematical proof to this ?
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detect to rising, stable and falling point in non-smooth rectangular wave

I am working on basic signal processing problems in MATLAB. I have found a signal from the internet (i don't remember the site exactly). The data is organized in column wise. 1st and 2nd column is ...
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How can I detect elements of GUI using opencv?

Given a screenshot of an application, is there any way of finding GUI elements of that application using only opencv? (something like in the image) I tried to play with blending the image and other ...
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What's the best technique to determine if the contents of two images are the same?

I need to run comparisons on the output of hundreds of frames of simple 3D-rendered characters. Perceptually, many of the frames are exact duplicates. Based on this, I assumed something like a ...
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What's Logic Behind the Construction of Sobel's Filter in Image Processing?

I am basically very new to this image processing field. I am presently working on edge detection on colour images. While learning the basics of edges and edge detection in images, I encountered image ...
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Designing an efficient curve-matching algorithm

I'm currently designing a curve-matching algorithm and as I already explored many ideas I'm requesting your help. So, if you got some advices about how to handle this problem, feel free to answer! ...
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Sobel Vs Gaussian Derivative

What would be the most significant difference when using either a sobel filter or a gaussian-derivative filter, apart from the obvious difference of the size of the 2 filters?
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How to detach overlapping contours but not to remove small ones. Alternative to erosion-dilation cycle

Background: I'm trying to detect trees on a sequence of aerial images by calculating a stereo disparity for consequent pairs of images. This is how disparity looks like. White spots are trees: Next, ...
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Why are edges in spatial images represented as edges in their Fourier transform image?

Here is a well-known image and its Fourier Transform (magnitude). If I understand correctly the theory behind the FFT, each pixel in the FFT image represents a certain 2D sine wave with frequency ...