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Preferences for the balance between true image detail and noise
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Paper Abstract

We designed a series of experiments to measure user preference for the noise-detail tradeoff, including tests of the assumption that all true image detail is preferred. We generated samples with noise-detail tradeoff by designing a sequence of coring filters with increasing strength. A user study method is developed using magnitude estimation approach. In the first experiment the coring filter sequence is applied to original video samples without any additional noise. It is observed that the subjective quality score increases as coring strength is increased, reaches a peak and then decreases. Thus users prefer slightly cored images compared to original images. In the second experiment the coring filter sequence is applied to video samples with additive noise of different strength. It is observed that the most preferred coring strength increases as the amount of noise in the image increases. The results from our experiments can be used to design parameters for various image/ video post-processing and noise removal algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7865, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XVI, 78650L (3 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.872597
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Sachin Deshpande, Sharp Labs. of America, Inc. (United States)
Scott Daly, Sharp Labs. of America, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7865:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XVI
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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