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Mahotas – Regional Maxima of Image

  • Last Updated : 12 May, 2021

In this article we will see how we can get regional maxima of image in mahotas. Regional maxima is a stricter criterion than the local maxima as it takes the whole object into account and not just the neighborhood. Maxima are connected components of pixels with a constant intensity value, surrounded by pixels with a lower value. 

In this tutorial we will use “lena” image, below is the command to load it.

mahotas.demos.load('lena')

Below is the lena image 
 

In order to do this we will use mahotas.regmax method
Syntax : mahotas.regmax(img)
Argument : It takes image object as argument
Return : It returns image object 
 



Note : Input image should be filtered or should be loaded as grey

In order to filter the image we will take the image object which is numpy.ndarray and filter it with the help of indexing, below is the command to do this 

image = image[:, :, 0]

Below is the implementation  

Python3




# importing required libraries
import mahotas
import mahotas.demos
from pylab import gray, imshow, show
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
   
# loading image
img = mahotas.demos.load('lena')
   
# filtering image
img = img.max(2)
 
print("Image")
   
# showing image
imshow(img)
show()
# finding regional maxima
new_img = mahotas.regmax(img)
  
 
# showing image
print("Regional Maxima")
imshow(new_img)
show()

Output :

Image
 

Regional Maxima

Another example 



Python3




# importing required libraries
import mahotas
import numpy as np
from pylab import gray, imshow, show
import os
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  
# loading image
img = mahotas.imread('dog_image.png')
 
 
# filtering image
img = img[:, :, 0]
   
print("Image")
   
# showing image
imshow(img)
show()
 
# finding regional maxima
new_img = mahotas.regmax(img)
  
 
# showing image
print("Regional Maxima")
imshow(new_img)
show()

Output :

Image

Regional Maxima

 

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