Trace perimeter of binary image with line segments (bwperimtrace)

Traces the outer boundaries of non-zero pixels in a monochrome image

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Updated 24 Aug 2015

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Lines surrounding contiguous regions in an image can be extracted using MATLAB's built-in contour/contourc functions, but these functions perform linear interpolation between pixels leading to 'cut corners'. bwperim from the imaging toolbox will trace boundaries without interpolation, but only provides its result as a pixel map. This function, bwperimtrace, instead outputs line segments that entirely contain all non-zero pixels in the input image. The package also includes contourc4, a replacement for contourc, which doesn't perform any interpolation between pixels.

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Daniel Warren (2023). Trace perimeter of binary image with line segments (bwperimtrace) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/49551-trace-perimeter-of-binary-image-with-line-segments-bwperimtrace), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2014a
Compatible with any release
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Inspired: Im2mesh (2D image to triangular meshes)

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1.0.0.0

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