I have an RGB image and I need to find the area of black pixels in the image

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Pretty much the question, How do I find out the area of black pixels in an image?
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DGM on 8 Oct 2022
You need to convert the image to a logical mask that describes the black regions. In order to do that, you need to define what "black" means in whatever context you're dealing with. There are existing examples of thresholding and color-based segmentation throughout the forum; otherwise, you'll have to provide an example image and a description of the expectations.
Once you have that logical mask, you can use bwarea(), nnz() or perhaps regionprops() to get the area in pixels. It depends if you want to find the total area or the area of each isolated region.

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Image Analyst on 8 Oct 2022
Try this:
rgbImage = imread('coloredChips.png');
subplot(2, 1, 1);
% Find black. Defined as where the gray scale is less than 40.
mask = rgb2gray(rgbImage) < 40;
subplot(2, 1, 2);
% Get the area (number of black pixels).
numBlackPixels = nnz(mask)
numBlackPixels = 2568

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