Wolfram Language & System 10.3 (2015)|Legacy Documentation

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computes for each pixel p in image the variance of the values in the four × squares that have p as a corner, and replaces p with the mean of the values of the square with least variance.


  • KuwaharaFilter is a non-linear local filter typically used for edge-preserving smoothing.
  • KuwaharaFilter works with binary, grayscale, and color images. For multi-channel images, KuwaharaFilter computes the sum of the variances in each channel.
  • At the edges of an image, KuwaharaFilter uses smaller neighborhoods.
  • KuwaharaFilter works with 3D as well as 2D images, and also with data arrays of any rank.
  • KuwaharaFilter[image,{rrow,rcol}] uses range in height, and in width.
  • KuwaharaFilter[image,{rslice,rrow,rcol}] uses range in height, in depth, and in width.
Introduced in 2010
| Updated in 2012