Image matching - form photo vs form template

asked 2017-05-19 08:11:15 -0500

maephisto gravatar image

I'm trying to detect wether certain photos are photos that represent a predefined formular template, but filled with some data. I'm new to image processing and OpenCV but my first attempt is to use FlannBasedMatcher and compare the count of keypoints detected.

However, I'm having problems finding a way to calculate the confidence of the matching based on that. First idea - the nr len(kp1) should be roughly the same as len(kp2)

Is there a better way to calculate it? Or, is there a better way to do this matching?

import numpy as np
import cv2
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
img1 = cv2.imread('filled-form.jpg',0)          # queryImage
img2 = cv2.imread('template.jpg',0) # trainImage
# Initiate SIFT detector
sift = cv2.xfeatures2d.SIFT_create()
# find the keypoints and descriptors with SIFT
kp1, des1 = sift.detectAndCompute(img1,None)
kp2, des2 = sift.detectAndCompute(img2,None)
# FLANN parameters
index_params = dict(algorithm = FLANN_INDEX_KDTREE, trees = 5)
search_params = dict(checks=50)   # or pass empty dictionary
flann = cv2.FlannBasedMatcher(index_params,search_params)
matches = flann.knnMatch(des1,des2,k=2)
# Need to draw only good matches, so create a mask
matchesMask = [[0,0] for i in xrange(len(matches))]
# ratio test as per Lowe's paper
for i,(m,n) in enumerate(matches):
    if m.distance < 0.7*n.distance:
draw_params = dict(matchColor = (0,255,0),
                   singlePointColor = (255,0,0),
                   matchesMask = matchesMask,
                   flags = 0)
img3 = cv2.drawMatchesKnn(img1,kp1,img2,kp2,matches,None,**draw_params)
print "KP1", len(kp1), "KP2", len(kp2), "matches", len(matchesMask)
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"I'm having problems finding a way to calculate the confidence of the matching" -- it was never meant to be used for this.

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2017-05-19 08:22:28 -0500 )edit

@berak That's probably true, as I said, I'm a begginer. Any tips on how solve my problem?

maephisto gravatar imagemaephisto ( 2017-05-19 09:07:22 -0500 )edit