How to find corner (x, y) coordinate points on image Python OpenCV?


Canny Edge Detection

This is a truck container image but from the top view. First, I need to find the rectangle and know each corner position. The goal is to know the dimension of the container.


Here’s a simple approach:

  1. Obtain binary image. Load image, convert to grayscale,
    Gaussian blur, then Otsu’s threshold.

  2. Find distorted bounding rectangle contour and corners. We find contours then filter using contour area to isolate the rectangular contour. Next we find the distorted bounding rectangle with cv2.minAreaRect() and the corners with cv2.boxPoints()

Detected bounding rectangle -> Mask -> Detected corners

Corner points

(188, 351)
(47, 348)
(194, 32)
(53, 29)


import cv2
import numpy as np

# Load image, grayscale, blur, Otsu's threshold
image = cv2.imread('1.png')
mask = np.zeros(image.shape[:2], dtype=np.uint8)
gray = cv2.cvtColor(image, cv2.COLOR_BGR2GRAY)
blur = cv2.GaussianBlur(gray, (5,5), 0)
thresh = cv2.threshold(blur, 0, 255, cv2.THRESH_BINARY + cv2.THRESH_OTSU)[1]

# Find distorted bounding rect
cnts = cv2.findContours(thresh, cv2.RETR_EXTERNAL, cv2.CHAIN_APPROX_SIMPLE)
cnts = cnts[0] if len(cnts) == 2 else cnts[1]
for c in cnts:
    area = cv2.contourArea(c)
    if area > 5000:
        # Find distorted bounding rect
        rect = cv2.minAreaRect(c)
        corners = cv2.boxPoints(rect)
        corners = np.int0(corners)
        cv2.fillPoly(mask, [corners], (255,255,255))
        # Draw corner points
        corners = corners.tolist()
        for corner in corners:
            x, y = corner
  , (x, y), 5, (36,255,12), -1)

cv2.imshow('thresh', thresh)
cv2.imshow('image', image)
cv2.imshow('mask', mask)

Answered By – nathancy

Answer Checked By – Candace Johnson (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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