Automatic pupil detection and extraction by c#

Using c# code and Aforge library we can easily detect and extract the pupil from an eye image.


step 1 – first take the eye image

step 2 – make it invert

step 3- convert it to gray scale

step 4 – use binary filter taking threshold value  220

step 5 – find the biggest object

step 6 – find that objects center point and height

step 7 – cut a circle from that point taking radius as 2.5 multiply of height

coding steps

first take the eye image

System.Drawing.Bitmap aq = (Bitmap)pictureBox1.Image;

then make it invert

Invert a = new Invert();
aq=    a.Apply(aq);
AForge.Imaging.Image.FormatImage(ref aq);

now we make it grayscale

 IFilter  filter =  Grayscale.CommonAlgorithms.BT709;
                         aq = filter.Apply(aq);

now we make it binary using threshold 220

Threshold th = new Threshold(220);
          aq = th.Apply(aq);

now we have to find the biggest object in the binary image

BlobCounter bl = new BlobCounter(aq);
         int i = bl.ObjectsCount;
ExtractBiggestBlob fil2 = new ExtractBiggestBlob();

now we will find the start position and height of the biggest object/eye pupil

 int x = 0;
 int y = 0;
 int h = 0;
           if (i > 0)
               x  = fil2.BlobPosition.X;
               y = fil2.BlobPosition.Y;
               h = fil2.Apply(aq).Height;

now we have to cut the pupil part from the image so we can find the image

to cut the image we use following code

System.Drawing.Bitmap Bitmapsource = (Bitmap)pictureBox1.Image;
Rectangle section = new Rectangle(new Point(x -  h, y - h), new< Size(3 * h, 3 *h));
Bitmap CroppedImage = CropImage(Bitmapsource, section);

the croppedimage function code is

public Bitmap CropImage(Bitmap source, Rectangle section)  {
Bitmap bmp = new Bitmap(section.Width, section.Height);
Graphics g = Graphics.FromImage(bmp);
 g.DrawImage(source, 0, 0, section, GraphicsUnit.Pixel);
  return bmp;}

hope that will help

About kishor datta gupta

Graduate Research Assistant at University of Memphis Software Engineer at Silicon Orchard LTD. Former Research Assistant at Lamar University Former Software Engineer at Samsung R&D Institute Bangladesh Studies Ph.D. Computer Science at University of Memphis Studied Masters of Science in Computer Sciences at Lamar University Studied BSC in CSE at Khulna University of Engineering and Technology Studied HSC (completed) at Chittagang college 04-06 Studied High school at ST. Placid's High School'04 Studied Junior Secondary School at Saint Mary's School Lives in Memphis, Tennessee
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11 Responses to Automatic pupil detection and extraction by c#

  1. fadedreamz says:

    Wow! that is very simple but very effective. Thanks Kishordgupta for this blog. It really helped me a lot.

  2. Carry on man. Hope one day this blog will be a great niche blog for c#

  3. bikash says:

    nice article ….i have done this after ur post

  4. Wow… nice blog and nice works!!
    Thanks Kishor for great efforts… best wishes 🙂

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  6. very simple and easy to understand, but the link to download sourcode?

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