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Cropping a particular object in an image

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Aditya on 30 Mar 2016
Answered: Image Analyst on 30 Mar 2016
I need to crop a specific object from an image, I have the object annotated and I also have the pixels of the boundaries of the object. Now I want to crop that particular object and nothing else. Please help me out.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 30 Mar 2016
You said you " have the pixels of the boundaries of the object", so simply use them as indexes:
croppedImage = originalImage(row1:row2, col1:col2); % Gray scale.
croppedImage = originalImage(row1:row2, col1:col2, :); % If color RGB image.

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Charles Dunn
Charles Dunn on 30 Mar 2016
Edited: Charles Dunn on 30 Mar 2016
You might find Point in Polygon algorithms useful:
It would be a lot simpler if the object were guaranteed to be convex, but I doubt that is the case.
Here is a simple-ish method. Do a cumsum() horizontally on the binary boundary image. For any pixels with an odd cumsum value, they are in the shape. Or that binary mask with the boundary pixels, and you'll get a binary mask for your full shape.
There is an edge case where a boundary is horizontal, so your cumsum will run exactly along the boundary. I'm not sure how to handle that case robustly...
There are probably more efficient/robust methods as well.

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