Computer Vision Demonstration Website

Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton

Standard and Hysteresis Thresholding

Two types of thresholding are shown here. The standard mode just uses the lower threshold value to perform the threshold, whilst hysteresis uses both threshold values.

How it works

The standard mode looks at the original image and turns any pixels lower than the threshold to black, and any values above it to white.

The hysteresis mode uses a hysteresis loop to provide a more connected result. Any pixel above the upper threshold is turned white. The surround pixels are then searched recursively. If the values are greater than the lower threshold they are also turned white. The result is that there are many fewer specks of white in the resulting image.


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Mark Nixon & Alberto Aguado, 2002, Feature Extraction & Image Processing, Newnes





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