In this paper we introduce a new custom software that was developed to support researchers in their study of exterior movement characteristics of the Lipizzaner horses. It uses an interactive image segmentation algorithm to segment a single horse in a given image from the background. The interactive algorithms offer a good tradeoff between accuracy and user interaction and allows faster segmentation than manual tools. Based on the resulting foreground mask of the horse, the whole contour or a segment of it can be exported for further analysis.


Pucher, D., & Kropatsch, W. (2019). Interactive segmentation and contour extractionfor automatic phenotyping of Lipizzaner horses. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12708/39793