morphological image processing in Python

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Mon Oct 3 16:33:25 CEST 2005

Alexandre Fayolle wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm about to start a project which will involve some greyscale image
> processing using morphological operators (erosion, dilation, distance
> transforms...), and I was wondering if these operators were available in
> Python through some open source libraries. 
> A quick google search returned pymorphpro[1], which is unfortunately not
> free software, and there also seem to be something available in ITK [2].
> Unless I'm mistaken, the PIL does not provide these operations, nore do
> Numeric/numarray/scipy. 
> Have I missed the one true Python mathematical morphology toolbox?


This will be ported to the new scipy shortly. We could use some help.

Robert Kern
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