## How can I identify an image inside of a larger image?

on 11 Nov 2018
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### Image Analyst (view profile)

on 11 Nov 2018
I have two pictures. One is a small image of Waldo and the other is a much larger image with him hiding somewhere. My goal is to create a program that will find Waldo using only the functions length, size, imread, and image. This is what I have so far.
[row,column,layer] = size(Waldo);
[row_,column_,layer_] = size(wheresWaldo);
counter = 0;
for i = 1:1:row_
for j = 1:1:column_
for k = 1:1:layer_
if wheresWaldo(i,j,1) == Waldo(1,1,1) && wheresWaldo(i,j,2) == Waldo(1,1,2) && wheresWaldo(i,j,3) == Waldo(1,1,3)
counter = counter + 1;
ivals(counter) = i;
jvals(counter) = j;
end
end
end
end
What I am doing here is taking the first pixel of the Waldo image and seeing where the R G B values of that pixel occur in the wheresWaldo image. I found several instances and stores them in the variables ivals and jvals. ivals represent rows and jvals represents columns.

### Image Analyst (view profile)

on 11 Nov 2018

You can use normalized cross correlation with normxcorr2(), or you can use isequal() (if the small image and large image match exactly pixel for pixel). See attached demo.