The Binary Morphology Tool lets you use binary morphology operations on binary images. It provides the following morphological operations:
Note: The definitions given below are simplistic statements of what each morphological operation does.
- Erosion: Erodes a foreground object by removing pixels touching the background. This tends to shrink and smooth foreground particles.
- Dilation: Dilates a foreground object by adding on to pixels touching the background. This tends to grow particles and fill small holes in foreground particles. It is opposite to Erosion.
- Opening: An erosion followed by a dilation. It will 'open' up spaces between particles touching one another.
- Closing: A dilation followed by an erosion. Opposite of an Opening. Tends to join touching particles and fills small holes in foreground particles.
- Skeletonization: A process that finds a line replica of the particle.
- Watershed: A process of separating touching or overlapping particles.
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