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Image Processing with ImageJ - Second Edition by Javier Pascau, José María Mateos Pérez, Jurjen Broeke

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Chapter 4. Image Segmentation and Feature Extraction with ImageJ

The previous chapter looked at processing images to view and correct imperfections in acquisition. This chapter will introduce techniques for segmenting images and extracting features that are relevant for processing and analysis. The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Image segmentation
  • Morphological processing
  • Image filtering and convolution
  • Feature extraction

Image segmentation

For many steps in image analysis, it is important to split the image into two separate (non-overlapping) components. These components are usually labeled as background and foreground. Generally speaking, the background is the part of the image we are not directly interested in when we analyze the ...

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