cvAdaptiveThreshold not working

I’m trying to do some advanced threshold with cv’s cvAdaptiveThreshold function but it doesn’t seem to work.

Here’s my code:

IplImage *Iat;  
	Iat = cvCreateImage(cvSize( WIDTH, HEIGHT), IPL_DEPTH_8U,1);  
	cvAdaptiveThreshold(grayImage.getCvImage(), Iat, threshold, CV_ADAPTIVE_THRESH_GAUSSIAN_C,CV_THRESH_BINARY,3,5);  
	grayDiff = Iat;  

Where grayImage is an ofxcvcolorimage and grayDiff an ofxcvgrayscaleimage.

The result is an image in a plain gray color, instead of black and white.

Does anyone has a clue?

Have you tried making grayImage a grayscale image?

Yes i did

in that case I’d ask what threshold you’re using? I generally found that threshold around 1-10 is what gives best results (and I’m pretty sure you have to pass in a greyscale image, not color).

in the first place, yes both your source image and your destination image need to be 1 channel IplImages.

for the threshold value cvAdaptiveThreshold()'s syntax is a little bit funky compared to the normal threshold function: in fact the third parameter of the function is actually the maximum value you want to get, not the minimum value to threshold; look here to get an idea.

so your “threshold” variable should be a plain 255; if you give it a lesser value, ie. 100, you’ll get a grey color wherever you’d expect white :slight_smile: