Standard Hough Circle Detection

asked 2015-07-31 11:23:01 -0500

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Hello forum,

Ive been trying to write the code for the standard hough circle detection but have not succeded. The code (very simple) is shown below. Basically i perform canny edge detection and then loop through the output and draw a circle when the pixel is not a zero.

int main(int argc, char** argv)

image = imread("image.png",CV_LOAD_IMAGE_GRAYSCALE);

Canny(output, output, 100, 200, 3);

Mat drawing = Mat::zeros(image.size(), CV_8UC1);

for (int i = 0; i < output.rows; i++)
    for (int j = 0; j < output.cols; j++)
        if (<uchar>(i, j) != 0) circle(drawing, Point(i, j), 4, 10, 1, 8, 0);

The problem is, i thought that when 2 circles are drawn overlapping each other, the intersecting pixels would be "brighter". I dont think I should draw each circle on a separate matrix to be added after the double for loop so is there anyway I can write the standard HCT without having too many matrices ?


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I don't understand your question. If you draw 2 circles with cv::circle() the last one will overwrite the pixel value which intersects with the first one with it's cv::Scalar() value.

For drawing circles you get from cv::HoughCircles() see the example here.

Your code example makes no sense in relation to cv::HoughCircles() because I see no cv::HoughCircles().

matman gravatar imagematman ( 2015-08-01 12:02:15 -0500 )edit