Hybridization of Otsu Method and Median Filter for Color Image Segmentation
Firas Ajil Jassim1, Fawzi H. Altaan2

1Firas A. Jassim, Management Information Systems Department, Irbid National University, Irbid, Jordan.
2Fawzi H. Altaani, Management Information Systems Department, Irbid National University, Irbid, Jordan.
Manuscript received on April 04, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 29, 2013. | Manuscript published on May 05, 2013. | PP: 69-74 | Volume-3, Issue-2, May 2013. | Retrieval Number: B1431053213/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: In this article a novel algorithm for color image segmentation has been developed. The proposed algorithm based on combining two existing methods in such a novel way to obtain a significant method to partition the color image into significant regions. On the first phase, the traditional Otsu method for gray channel image segmentation were applied for each of the R,G, and B channels separately to determine the suitable automatic threshold for each channel. After that, the new modified channels are integrated again to formulate a new color image. The resulted image suffers from some kind of distortion. To get rid of this distortion, the second phase is arise which is the median filter to smooth the image and increase the segmented regions. This process looks very significant by the ocular eye. Experimental results were presented on a variety of test images to support the proposed algorithm.
Keywords: Color image segmentation, Median filter, Otsu method, Thresholding.