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How to find average pixel value of an grayscale image in c++?

asked 2018-08-04 02:22:19 -0500

Samjith888 gravatar image

I'm going to classify the image into black or not. So i have to find the average pixel value of the image..

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really ??? please explain, why you think, you need the average for this.

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2018-08-04 02:35:55 -0500 )edit

If the average will be lesser than a specific value (eg: 100) then i can realize that this image has more black shades and i can classify this.If its like 0 to 30 then i can consider it as black image in humans view.

Samjith888 gravatar imageSamjith888 ( 2018-08-04 03:06:44 -0500 )edit

Do you know any other method to find whether the image is black or not?

Samjith888 gravatar imageSamjith888 ( 2018-08-04 03:14:14 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-08-04 03:33:18 -0500

berak gravatar image

we can use:

Scalar m = cv::mean(img);
Mat bin = img > m[0]; // syntax sugar for 'threshold()'

but better, opencv has an automatic threshold method:

Mat bin;
cv::threshold(img, bin, 0, 255, THRESH_OTSU);
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Yeah. It works. Thank you..

Samjith888 gravatar imageSamjith888 ( 2018-08-06 00:16:03 -0500 )edit
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