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Insert binary threshold image (CV_8UC1) into a ROI of a coloured mat (CV_8UC4)?

asked 2015-10-04 05:04:52 -0600

Grigory Ptashko gravatar image

updated 2015-10-06 10:34:20 -0600


I've got a sequence of images of type CV_8UC4. It is of HD size 1280x720. I'm executing the bgfg segmentation (MOG2 specifically) on a ROI of the image. After the algo finished I've got the binary image of the size of ROI and of type CV_8UC1. I want to insert this binary image back to the original big image. Hwo can I do this?

Here's what I'm doing (the code is simplified for the sake of readability):

// cvImage is the big Mat coming from outside
cv::Mat roi(cvImage, cv::Rect(200, 200, 400, 400));
mog2 = cv::createBackgroundSubtractorMOG2();
cv::Mat fgMask;
mog2->apply(roi, fgMask); // Here the fgMask is the binary mat which corresponds to the roi size

So, how can insert the fgMask back to the original image? Hwo to do this CV_8UC1 -> CV_8UC4 conversion only for the ROI?

Thank you.

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you will need to convert your CV_8UC1 ROI image to CV_8UC3/4 before you insert it back into the original image. In order to achieve this use the .convertTo() functionality.

theodore gravatar imagetheodore ( 2015-10-04 05:30:05 -0600 )edit

maybe you don't want to 'insert' it but use it as a mask, like src.copyTo(dst, mask)

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2015-10-04 06:48:55 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-10-06 15:52:22 -0600

Grigory Ptashko gravatar image

I've got the answer here It was exactly what I was asking for.

Thank you everybody.

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IMHO you got enough information here but you did not understand!

sturkmen gravatar imagesturkmen ( 2015-10-06 19:12:10 -0600 )edit

That solutions is exactly like what we proposed, it is the code handled by that conversion parameter. Also I personally do not prefer people to link solutions. At least have the decency to add the complete code here, so that when SO disappears for some reason, this topic still has your solution.

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2015-10-07 02:46:16 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-10-05 06:19:00 -0600

updated 2015-10-05 06:19:54 -0600

A simple code solution in C++. If you want only a 3 channel, then remove the fourth channel everywhere.

// Paste the single layer image into a multi layer image
Mat fgMask_color(fgMask.rows, fgMask.cols, CV_8UC4);
Mat in[] = { fgMask.clone(), fgMask.clone(), fgMask.clone(), fgMask.clone() };
int from_to[] = { 0,0, 1,1, 2,2, 3,3 };
mixChannels( in, 4, &fgMask_color, 1, from_to, 4 );
// Paste it back to the original image
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