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Richa Nayak

How to clear objects connected to the lower borederof the image?

Asked by Richa Nayak
on 29 Mar 2013

There are 10 objects in my picture of varying sizes. two of them are connected to (contain) the lower boreder of an 80x80 image. The image is binary. I do not want to use bwareaopen.Plzzzzzzzz help. Thank You


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Answer by Steve Eddins
on 29 Mar 2013
 Accepted answer
% Start by padding the image with 0s on the left, top, and right.
bw2 = padarray(bw,[1 0],0,'pre');
bw3 = padarray(bw2,[0 1],0,'both');
% Remove objects touching the border of the padded image.
bw4 = imclearborder(bw3);
% Remove the padded columns and padded row.
bw5 = bw4(2:end,2:end-1);

See my 18-Dec-2012 blog post.


Richa Nayak
on 29 Mar 2013

will it remove all the objects connected to lower border only? coz imclearborder removes all the objects connected to all the borders! I want the ones which are connected to upper boreder to remain in the image.

Steve Eddins
on 29 Mar 2013

Yes, it will remove only the objects connected to the lower border. That's the reason for the first two lines (padding the image) and the last line (removing the padded columns and row). Follow the link to my blog post for more explanation about this technique.

Answer by Anand
on 29 Mar 2013

You could use the imclearborder function.

There's a blog article by Steve Eddins about this topic too:

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Richa Nayak
on 29 Mar 2013

thanks but it removes all the border connected objects. i wanna remove oly lower border connected ones

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