Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Contribution to quality assessment of digital halftoning algorithms
Author(s): Ferruccio Cittadini; Michaël Remita; Jacques Pervillé; Stéphane Berche; Mohamed Ben Chouikha; Hans Brettel; Georges Alquié
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

Many new proposals are continually published in the halftoning domain. Alas, the demonstration of the interest of the proposed methods is often limited to a few favourable tests for the proposed methods, and images showing the defects of the other halftoning methods. The halftoning community needs to be able to compare a halftoning method with the innovations that appear in this domain. A complete and measured evaluation of quality is necessary through to a well defined set of test images and metrics to evaluate the algorithm. This paper proposes a protocol for the quality assessment of digital halftoning algorithm that can be used to compare one algorithm to another. It discusses the assessment of halftoner quality. It analyzes the perceived image quality concepts and defines the technical criteria that a good halftoner must match. A first sketch of a simple quality assessment protocol is proposed. It is composed of test images and quality metrics. This protocol could be used to provide new proposed halftoning algorithms with objective results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6493, Color Imaging XII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 64931D (29 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.704195
Show Author Affiliations
Ferruccio Cittadini, Océ Print Logic Technologies (France)
Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Michaël Remita, Océ Print Logic Technologies (France)
Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Jacques Pervillé, Océ Print Logic Technologies (France)
Stéphane Berche, Océ Print Logic Technologies (France)
Mohamed Ben Chouikha, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Hans Brettel, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (France)
Georges Alquié, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6493:
Color Imaging XII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top