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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Edge-Detected Guided Morphological Filter for Image Sharpening

EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing20092008:970353

  • Received: 26 February 2008
  • Accepted: 6 November 2008
  • Published:


A new edge-guided morphological filter is proposed to sharpen digital images. This is done by detecting the positions of the edges and then applying a class of morphological filtering. Motivated by the success of threshold decomposition, gradient-based operators are used to detect the locations of the edges. A morphological filter is used to sharpen these detected edges. Experimental results demonstrate that the performance of these detected edge deblurring filters is superior to that of other sharpener-type filters.


  • Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Vision
  • Digital Image
  • Deblurring

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 204 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1XW, UK


© T. A. Mahmoud and S. Marshall. 2008

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