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Thinning Experimentation

HIPR Applet Running Instructions

The following are instructions on how to run the applets which are part of the HIPR package. These applets are designed to allow the user to try out the operators which are outlined in the worksheets.

You may want to review the general instructions first, which gives a demonstration overview, JAVA details, browser details, known bugs, etc.

Source for this operator.

Image Loading

This operator is designed to work with binary images, where foreground pixels are non-zero and background pixels are zero. Some of those available in HIPR have the prefixes given here and .gif as the file extension: che1, cir1, cir2, cir3, art1, art2, art3, art4, art5, art6, art7, art8, art9, hse1, mon1thr1, pcb1, pcb2, reg1, rlf1, shu2, son1adp2, son1adp3, son1thr2, son1thr3, sqr1, stp1, stp2, stp3, tls1, txt2, wdg2thr2, wdg2thr3.

You can experiment with different images using any of the images supplied in HIPR or by a URL. Enter image specifiers (into the edit box at the top of the screen) either as a full HIPR image filename (eg. cam1.gif) or by a full URL. Only gif files can be loaded. Because of JAVA security, the URL should refer to a publically accessible place, such as your public_html directory.

Pushing the Load Image button or pushing "Return" on the keyboard causes the specified image to be loaded. The input image is displayed in the Input display area below the control buttons, along with the image size.

Operator Instructions

Each element in the 3x3 kernel has three possible states on (white), off (black) and match-anything (gray). Left clicking with the mouse on each kernel element changes its state.

The iterations box controls the number of times the operator is applied. In this case, the input for each new iteration is the output of the previous iteration.

The output is displayed to the right of the input image.

Pressing the green start button causes the operator to run. Pressing the Stop button causes the operator to stop running. This is useful if the system being run on is very slow and the operator is taking a long time to complete.

The time box shows the amount of time which the operator took to complete the process on the input image.

Image value inspection

You can inspect the input and result image pixel values by depressing the left mouse button and moving the cursor over the desired pixel. The pixel coordinates and gray-level value are displayed underneath the image. Note that some images are larger than the displayed 256x256 display window. Larger images are subsampled in an appropriate manner.

Known Bugs

You can find out about known problems with the system here.


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