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Evaluation of the effect of noise on subjective image quality
Author(s): Peter G. J. Barten
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Paper Abstract

Basic considerations are given about the effect of static and dynamic noise on the contrast sensitivity of the eye and a numerical evaluation is made of published data on this subject. The results of this analysis are used to extend the square-root integral method for the evaluation of subjective image quality in such a way that it also can be applied to describe the effect of noise. Using an adapted version of the square- root-integral, calculations are made for experiments with pictures with various amounts of white noise found in literature. From a comparison between measurements and calculations, it appears that the image quality calculated in this way shows a very good correlation with the measurents.

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Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1453, Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display II, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44340
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Peter G. J. Barten, Barten Consultancy (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1453:
Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display II
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Michael H. Brill; Jan P. Allebach, Editor(s)

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