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Threshold selection techniques have been used as a basic tool in image segmentation, but little work has been done on the problem of evaluating a threshold of an image. The problem of threshold evaluation is addressed, and two methods are proposed for measuring the "goodness" of a thresholded image, one based on a busyness criterion and the other based on a discrepancy or error criterion. These evaluation techniques are applied to a set of infrared images and are shown to be useful in facilitating threshold selection. In fact, both methods usually result in similar or identical thresholds which yield good segmentations of the images.