I will start my question by presenting two images :
These are two different binarized images containing connected regions. I have marked red lines where I wish to separate the region.
my questions are
- how can I separate the connected components into two or more isolated regions ? I want the method to be automated as I want to do this on many images.
I have some ideas on what the criterias should be for the separation to occur :
- If the connected component contains more than a maximum amount of pixels, lets say 15 pixels, I want the region to be a canditate for splitting
- if the region contains more than 15 pixels AND the minimum distance across the region is less than a given length then I want the region to be separated at that line defining this minimum width . I guess this is similar to saying that I want to split the region if its circularity is low, that is I do NOT want to split the largest blob in the center of both images.
- If I cannot find this minimum width of the region I want to separate the region in two by requiring that the two resulting regions shall have the same amount of pixels.
I would be happy for advices on how to implement this into a working algorithm. Also other suggestions on splitting criteria is much appreciated.