20.3.1 Auto Binary

A binary image is an image that has been quantized to two values, usually 0 and 1. Binary images are widely used due to their simplicity of processing and are a useful device for extracting information from the silhouette of the object.

In Origin 8, there are two X-Functions which can convert an RGB image to a binary image. They are imgAutobinary and imgBinary.

To use imgAutobinary,

select Image: Conversion: Auto Binary from the Origin menu.

For more specific information on this function, see documentation provided for the X-Function imgAutobinary in the Origin X-Function reference file. This can be accessed from the Command Window by typing

help imgAutobinary