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Multi-Template Matching for object-detection

HomePage and documentation for the Multi-Template matching project. A simple solution for object-detection from one or several template images. Available for Fiji, Python and KNIME.

Multi-Template Matching

Multi-Template matching is an easy-to-use object-detection algorithm.
It allows to search one (or several) template images into a larger image.

We currently have implemented Multi-Template-Matching (MTM) in:


Refer to the wiki sections of the respective GitHub repository for the implementation-specific documentation.
In particular, the Fiji and KNIME implementation have dedicated youtube tutorials, while the python implementation comes with example notebooks that can be executed in a browser.
There are a couple of generic documentation ressources:


If you use these implementations, please cite:

Thomas, L.S.V., Gehrig, J.
Multi-template matching: a versatile tool for object-localization in microscopy images
BMC Bioinformatics 21, 44 (2020).
Download the citation as a ris file.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721537 “ImageInLife”.