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Wei Qing

How to get the binary value inside the binary image?

Asked by Wei Qing
on 7 Aug 2012

How to extract the binary values inside the binary image into a set of array?

For example:

h = { 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 }



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Answer by Junaid
on 7 Aug 2012
 Accepted answer

Could you explain the example little more.

Let say you have binary image B, it is already binary so you can convert into array by


I hope this is what you want right ?


Wei Qing
on 8 Aug 2012

ya. i want to get the binary data inside the binary image n store to an array. Then after that i am able to compare the binary data to another binary data get from different binary image. It is about the matching process of a finger-vein biometrics system. The binary image is finger-veins that i extracted from the finger region. The binary image is look like tis

Wei Qing
on 8 Aug 2012

the B(:) is get the pixels value of the binary image. But i tink i m able to solve it by convert any pixels value greater than 127 to 1 and pixels value lower than 128 to 0.

Answer by Image Analyst
on 8 Aug 2012
Edited by Image Analyst
on 8 Aug 2012

The binary data is already in an array - a cell array, as we can tell from the braces. I'm not sure how it got into a cell array in the first place, but anyway, to get it into a regular numerical array (a double), try this:

h = { 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 }
h_matrix = cell2mat(h)

To extract certain elements, just index it. For example, let's say you want elements 3 through 5. Then do this

subMatrix = h_matrix(3:5)

If you have a numerical array already (unlike the cell array that you gave as an example), and you want to convert it to a logical (binary) array, you can threshold. For example to set all values above some threshold value to true (1) and lower to false (0), you can do this:

thresholdValue = 127;  % Or whatever value you want.
binaryArray = yourMatrix > thresholdValue;


Wei Qing
on 8 Aug 2012

The h initially should be a empty array. Then, i want to extract the binary data from the binary image to the empty h array. For example:- initially h={} after extract data from the image then h = { 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 }

This doesn't make sense. How on earth did you get numbers from nothing? Did you use a random integer generator, like randi()?

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