Histogram-based segmentation in a perceptually uniform color space

L. Shafarenko, H. Petrou, J. Kittler
1998 IEEE Transactions on Image Processing  
In this work, we present a segmentation algorithm for color images that uses the watershed algorithm to segment either the twodimensional (2-D) or the three-dimensional (3-D) color histogram of an image. For compliance with the way humans perceive color, this segmentation has to take place in a perceptually uniform color space like the Luv space. To avoid oversegmentation, the watershed algorithm has to be applied to a smoothed histogram. Index Terms-Adaptive filters, image color analysis,
more » ... olor analysis, image segmentation, morphological operations, noise.
doi:10.1109/83.709666 pmid:18276345 fatcat:ruff5j7dyrfohe7lz5p3ayb5li