Performs a morphological dilation on a region using a predefined kernel.
|inKernel||KernelShape||Kernel shape (predefined)|
|inRadiusX||Integer||0 -||Nearly half of the kernel's width (2*R+1)|
|inRadiusY||Integer*||0 -||Nearly half of the kernel's height (2*R+1), or same as inRadiusX|
The operation performs a morphological dilation, which is a basic tool used for region expansion. Similarly to other region morphology operations, dilation is conducted using a shape called kernel (or structuring element). The kernel is repeatedly centered at each location within the dimensions of the input region. Then, pixel location L is added to the resulting region if and only if at least one of the input region pixels lies inside the kernel centered at this (L) location.
The input parameter inKernel allows to choose the shape of a kernel, while parameters inRadiusX, inRadiusY allow to determine its dimensions. For instance:
- inKernel = Ellipse together with inRadiusX = inRadiusY results in expansion performed equally in all directions.
- Setting inRadiusX to higher value than inRadiusY results in expansion performed more significantly along horizontal axis.
- Increase inRadiusX to make the output region thicker.
- Change inKernel to Ellipse to make the filter work equally strongly in each direction (execution will be slower).
This filter can throw an exception to report error. Read how to deal with errors in Error Handling.
List of possible exceptions:
|DomainError||Unsupported kernel in DilateRegion.|
This filter is available on Basic Complexity Level.
This filter is member of DilateRegion filter group.