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Scene structure in the saturation component of color images
Author(s): Bruce A. Thomas; Robin N. Strickland
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Paper Abstract

A tenet of a new class of color image enhancement algorithms involves the observation that the saturation component of color images often contains what appears to be valid image structure depicting the underlying scene. In this work we present the findings of a study of the structural correspondence between the saturation and luminance components of a large database of color images. Various statistical relationships are identified. The correspondence of edges at different scales in the sense of Marr's theory of vision is also observed. Several new color image enhancement algorithms which exploit these unique characteristics are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2657, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, (22 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238740
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce A. Thomas, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robin N. Strickland, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2657:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Jan P. Allebach, Editor(s)

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