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Exploring the use of memory colors for image enhancement
Author(s): Su Xue; Minghui Tan; Ann McNamara; Julie Dorsey; Holly Rushmeier
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Paper Abstract

Memory colors refer to those colors recalled in association with familiar objects. While some previous work introduces this concept to assist digital image enhancement, their basis, i.e., on-screen memory colors, are not appropriately investigated. In addition, the resulting adjustment methods developed are not evaluated from a perceptual view of point. In this paper, we first perform a context-free perceptual experiment to establish the overall distributions of screen memory colors for three pervasive objects. Then, we use a context-based experiment to locate the most representative memory colors; at the same time, we investigate the interactions of memory colors between different objects. Finally, we show a simple yet effective application using representative memory colors to enhance digital images. A user study is performed to evaluate the performance of our technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9014, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIX, 901411 (25 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2036836
Show Author Affiliations
Su Xue, Yale Univ. (United States)
Minghui Tan, Yale Univ. (United States)
Ann McNamara, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Julie Dorsey, Yale Univ. (United States)
Holly Rushmeier, Yale Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9014:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIX
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas; Huib de Ridder, Editor(s)

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