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Colorfulness of the image: definition, computation, and properties
Author(s): Henryk Palus
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we show different methods of defining and computing of colofulness of the image from digital image processing point of view. All experiments have been carried out on the set of natural color images with different perceptual colorfulness. We have tested the images using following simple colorfulness estimate based on statistical parameters of the pixel cloud along red-green and yellow-blue axes. During image processing the colorfulness of the image can be changed by increasing after color enhancement or by decreasing after image compression. Sometimes the colorfulness of the image should be invariant. We have presented it on examples, which show that the colorfulness can be useful for evaluating the color quantization algorithms beside such traditional performance functions as RMSE and ΔE .

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6158, Lightmetry and Light and Optics in Biomedicine 2004, 615805 (20 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675760
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Henryk Palus, Silesian Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6158:
Lightmetry and Light and Optics in Biomedicine 2004
Katarzyna Kolacz; Jacek Sochacki, Editor(s)

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