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Get length in pixels between edges of two contours

asked 2018-01-11 05:17:59 -0600

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updated 2018-01-11 08:22:25 -0600


I'm using OpenCV 3.3.1 on Windows 7.

I want to get length (in pixels) between two contours. Here are thresholded and original images (figure may rotated by different angles): image description

This is what I need to get:

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I can find centers of this figures:

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but I dont know how to find distance from center to edge...

Please give me advices.


Thanks @StevenPuttemans for idea, I tried to implement it, but during this time found one more important note that figure's position is changing and it may be rotated by random angle (sorry, I should note about it earlier):

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supra56 gravatar imagesupra56 ( 2018-01-11 05:51:13 -0600 )edit

@supra56 please man, start by reading the question ... he needs a way of defining the outer pixel border, not the actual distance between two points ...

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2018-01-11 06:39:50 -0600 )edit

@StevenPuttemans.I will stop making comment from now on.

supra56 gravatar imagesupra56 ( 2018-01-11 07:46:10 -0600 )edit

@supra56 It's all good. Everyone makes mistakes, especially me.

sjhalayka gravatar imagesjhalayka ( 2018-01-11 20:11:10 -0600 )edit

Oh come on ... I did not say you can no longer post comments. Just lately you have been replying without any consideration of what is actually being asked for and thats what I wanted to get you to understand. That is all ... let us not overdramatize this.

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2018-01-12 03:11:02 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-01-11 06:38:49 -0600

If your objects appear in a fixed position I would follow these steps

  1. Given both contours, check which one is right and which one is left, by looking at the x coordinate of center
  2. Now for the left contour, look at all the points of your contour (loop over them) and pic the x coordinate which is smallest on the x axis compared to center.
  3. Do the opposite for the second contour, looking for the largest x value, and thus the point most to the right
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Thanks for idea, this may works in case contours are not rotaing. Unfortunatelly, my figure can have random angle of rotation, so in this case "lowest X coordinate" is not the most left edge of contour... (added this not in update)

michlvl gravatar imagemichlvl ( 2018-01-11 08:18:14 -0600 )edit

Will your object still be rectangular. Then you simply need to do edge detection, find the dominant edge direction and rotate your image to a horizontal position.

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2018-01-11 08:35:41 -0600 )edit

May be you can use minArea for each shape

LBerger gravatar imageLBerger ( 2018-01-11 09:37:54 -0600 )edit

hi everyone. have you find a solution for this ? can you share the code please ?

kilwa gravatar imagekilwa ( 2020-11-01 15:04:55 -0600 )edit

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