tool has the following filter possibilities
- Energy filter (highlights areas with high activity)
- 3x3 FIR filter
- Normalizing filter
- Median filter
In addition, the filtered pixels can be limited within a range.
Reference - Reference system selection
ROI - region of interest
- Use whole picture - ignore ROI settings and use all of the image
- Vector - list of numbered polygons
- Content - the points of the selected polygon, or the name
of an external polygon (a result from another tool). The polygon can
be either a StrVec
representation, or it can be a Python tuple.
- New - add polygon
- Delete - remove selected polygon
- Paste new - creates a new polygon, pastes the polygon from the
clipboard and presses apply - this is the quickest way to create many
- Highlight selection - highlights the selected polygon in the
- ... - Browse for an external polygon
- Copy - copies the selected polygon to the clipboard
- Move - move the selected polygon based on one ot two
points on the clipboard.
- Paste - pastes the clipboard to the selected polygon - will overwrite
an existing polygon
Note: Copy is used to transfer polygon to the image for
editing and modification. The edited polygon is pasted back to the tool
More on Point and
Vector mouse menu - activate by right mouse clicking in
the Vector list
- New - creates a new vector
- Delete - deletes the selected vector
- Paste new - paste clipboard as new polygon
- Up - moves polygon up in list
- Down - moved polygon down in list
- Grid... - activate dialog for defining polygon grid
- Delete all - removes all polygons from list
- Delete empty vectors - remove all empty polygons
- The ROI polygons can be eroded (made smaller) or dilated (made
larger) prior to use.
- In-place editing - modify the input image directly
- Output to image - name of image to present result
- Commit changes to image - send the modified image back to the
Scorpion system. If not checked, a temporary matrix holds the modified
image, ready to be used by e.g. other AreaFilter instances. The image
must eventually be committed to be useful to the rest of Scorpion.
Note: The tool
CommitImage will commit changes also
This filter is especially designed to pick areas in the image with high
- Threshold1 - pixels below this value are marked (set to 255)
pixels above this value are marked (set to 255)
- Remove if a neighbour pixel is below Threshold1
- if checked, unmark (set to Threshold1) if a pixel has a low immediate
- Mean deviation factor
- Std deviation factor
- Square deviation factor
- Weighted deviation limit
- finally, a pixel is marked if its local activity (a weighted
combination of mean deviation, std of deviation factor or square of
deviation) exceeds the limit.
3x3 FIR filter
- Coefficients (3x3) - You can type/paste filter coefficients in the edit rectangle.
Only three lines of numbers are read, and only three numbers are read on
each line. Missing values are replaced by 0.
- Offset - The offset value is added to each pixel after
- Filter size (odd) - size of the percentile filter
- Percentile - percentile choice
- Multiplication factor - max normalized value
NOTE that when percentile is set at 50, a very fast filter routine is
used. For any other value the filter operation is MUCH slower.
This is a simple percentile median done within the ROI polygons.
- Filter size (odd) - The filter size will be forced to be an
odd number before filtering.
- Percentile - value specifies
which of the sorted values to output.
NOTE that when percentile is set at 50, a very fast filter routine
is used. For any other value the filter operation is MUCH slower.
Limit output pixels (min/max)
When checked, the filtered section(s) of the image are limited to be
within the range (min <= value <= max).
Region of interest
Holes in the ROI (i.e., polygons within polygons)
Number of pixels modified by the Energy filter only
ExecuteCmd support - more
the first ROI polygon. See
ROIs for details.
the numbered ROI polygon. See
ROIs for details.
numbered polygon, as Scorpion polygon (StrArr format).
Sets the whole picture option
Gets the whole picture option