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IPython Interactive Computing and Visualization Cookbook - Second Edition by Cyrille Rossant

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Finding points of interest in an image

In an image, points of interest are positions where there might be edges, corners, or interesting objects. For example, in a landscape picture, points of interest can be located near a house or a person. Detecting points of interest is useful in image recognition, computer vision, or medical imaging.

In this recipe, we will find points of interest in an image with scikit-image. This will allow us to crop an image around the subject of the picture, even when this subject is not in the center of the image.

How to do it...

  1. Let's import the packages:
    >>> import numpy as np
        import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
        import skimage
        import skimage.feature as sf
        %matplotlib inline
  2. We create a function to display a colored or grayscale ...

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