Segmenting an image

Image segmentation consists of partitioning an image into different regions that share certain characteristics. This is a fundamental task in computer vision, facial recognition, and medical imaging. For example, an image segmentation algorithm can automatically detect the contours of an organ in a medical image.

scikit-image provides several segmentation methods. In this recipe, we will demonstrate how to segment an image containing different objects.

How to do it...

  1. Let's import the packages:
    In [1]: import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt from skimage.data import coins from skimage.filter import threshold_otsu from skimage.segmentation import clear_border from skimage.morphology import closing, square from skimage.measure ...

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