Abstract : Since mathematical morphology is based on complete lattice theory, a vector ordering method becomes indispensable for its extension to multivariate images. Among the several approaches developed with this purpose, lexicographical orderings are by far the most frequent, as they possess certain desirable theoretical properties. However, their main drawback consists of the excessive priority attributed to the ﬁrst vector dimension. In this paper, the existing solutions to solving this problem are recalled and two new approaches are presented. First, a generalisation of α-modulus lexicographical ordering is introduced, making it possible to accommodate any quantisation function. Additionally, an input speciﬁc method is suggested, based on the use of a marker image. Comparative application results on colour noise reduction and texture classiﬁcation are also provided.