How to get specific image coordinates from within bitmap

Mansour_Dalir 1,676 Reputation points


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Is there a special (Library/Class) for such an achievement? which can find and return the coordinates by giving a symbol of a specific image from within the larger image

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  1. Jiachen Li-MSFT 27,836 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Mansour_Dalir ,

    There is no such basic .NET class that can achieve.

    You can refer to the following code, this method is straightforward but may be slow for large images or complex comparisons.

    If you want more advanced and efficient image processing, you can find some third-party libraries.

        Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
            Dim mainImage As Bitmap = Bitmap.FromFile("path_to_main_image.jpg")
            Dim template As Bitmap = Bitmap.FromFile("path_to_template_image.jpg")
            Dim mainWidth As Integer = mainImage.Width
            Dim mainHeight As Integer = mainImage.Height
            Dim templateWidth As Integer = template.Width
            Dim templateHeight As Integer = template.Height
            ' Loop through the main image to find the template
            For x As Integer = 0 To mainWidth - templateWidth
                For y As Integer = 0 To mainHeight - templateHeight
                    If CompareImages(mainImage, template, x, y) Then
                        ' Match found
                        MessageBox.Show("Match found at X: " & x & ", Y: " & y)
                        ' Draw a rectangle around the matching area
                        Dim g As Graphics = Graphics.FromImage(mainImage)
                        g.DrawRectangle(New Pen(Color.Red, 3), New Rectangle(x, y, templateWidth, templateHeight))
                        PictureBox1.Image = mainImage
                    End If
            MessageBox.Show("No match found")
        End Sub
        Private Function CompareImages(mainImage As Bitmap, template As Bitmap, startX As Integer, startY As Integer) As Boolean
            For x As Integer = 0 To template.Width - 1
                For y As Integer = 0 To template.Height - 1
                    Dim mainPixel As Color = mainImage.GetPixel(startX + x, startY + y)
                    Dim templatePixel As Color = template.GetPixel(x, y)
                    ' Check if pixels are similar (you can adjust the tolerance as needed)
                    If Not PixelsAreSimilar(mainPixel, templatePixel) Then
                        Return False
                    End If
            Return True
        End Function
        Private Function PixelsAreSimilar(pixel1 As Color, pixel2 As Color, Optional tolerance As Integer = 50) As Boolean
            ' Compare the RGB values of the pixels within a tolerance
            Return Math.Abs(CInt(pixel1.R) - CInt(pixel2.R)) <= tolerance AndAlso
                   Math.Abs(CInt(pixel1.G) - CInt(pixel2.G)) <= tolerance AndAlso
                   Math.Abs(CInt(pixel1.B) - CInt(pixel2.B)) <= tolerance
        End Function

    Best Regards.

    Jiachen Li

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