Morphologically Altering Images, Interactively

Posted by Brett Shoelson,

Brett's Pick this week is "MorphTool," by ... Brett.

Okay, first time ever...I'm picking one of my own.

I have a passion for processing images in MATLAB (using the Image Processing Toolbox, of course). And the capabilities of the Toolbox are truly remarkable. But even after fifteen years working with MathWorks' tools, I'm still not good enough to know at a glance what combination of steps will yield the best results. Often, morphologically altering an image will allow me to analyze the image and extract the information I'm after. What operator should I use? Or combination of operators? With what structuring element(s)?

MorphTool gives me an interactive environment for trying different approaches, and for rapidly iterating to a solution that works. It's a work in progress, and it has holes in functionality. And even some known issues. But it saves me a great deal of time. So now I'm asking for feedback. Try it.... Let me know what you like about it, and what you don't. Are tools like this useful? Have you created something similar of your own to explore approaches to processing images? I'd love to hear about them!

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Published with MATLAB® 7.12

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