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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Linear pixel shuffling for image processing: an introduction
Author(s): Peter G. Anderson
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Paper Abstract

We investigate a method of ordering pixels (the elements of a rectangular matrix) based on an arithmetic progression with wrap-around (modular arithmetic). For appropriate choices of the progression's parameters, based on a generalization of Fibonacci numbers and the golden mean, we find equidistributed collections of pixels formed by subintervals of the pixel progression or "shuffle." We illustrate this equidistributivity with a novel approach to progressive rendering of a synthetic image, and we suggest several opportunities for its application to other areas of image processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1993
PDF: 8 pages
J. Electron. Imaging. 2(2) doi: 10.1117/12.143463
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 2, Issue 2
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Peter G. Anderson, Rochester Inst. of Technology (United States)


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