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Contrast gain control for color image quality
Author(s): Michael D'Zmura; Tsae-Pyng Janice Shen; Wei Wu; Homer Chen; Marius S. Vassiliou
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Paper Abstract

We derive a visual image quality metric from a model of human visual processing that takes as its input an original image and a compressed or otherwise altered version of that image. The model has multiple channels tuned to spatial frequency, orientation and color. Channel sensitivities are scaled to match a bandpass achromatic spatial frequency contrast sensitivity function (CSF) and lowpass chromatic CSFs. The model has a constant gain control with parameters based on the results of human psychophysical experiments on pattern masking and contrast induction. These experiments have shown that contrast gain control within the visual system is selective for spatial frequency, orientation and color. The model accommodates this result by placing a contrast gain control within each channel and by letting each channel's gain control be influenced selectively by contrasts within all channels. A simple extension to this model provides predictions of color image quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3299, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging III, (17 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.320111
Show Author Affiliations
Michael D'Zmura, UC Irvine (United States)
Tsae-Pyng Janice Shen, Rockwell Science Ctr., Inc. (United States)
Wei Wu, Rockwell Science Ctr., Inc. (United States)
Homer Chen, Rockwell Science Ctr., Inc. (United States)
Marius S. Vassiliou, Rockwell Science Ctr., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3299:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging III
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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