Image analysis is the process of extracting meaningful information from images. Image analysis can include such tasks as finding shapes, detecting edges, counting objects, or measuring properties of an object.
Common image analysis algorithms include edge detection, shape detectors, color-based segmentation, and image thresholding. By combining these common image processing techniques with region analysis functions, detailed statistics can be obtained from images to provide human analysts with additional quantitative and qualitative data. Below are several image processing techniques that are often used for image analysis.
For more detail on image analysis, see Image Processing Toolbox.
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