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Brightness Contrast And Sharpness, Interactive Factors In Perceptual Image Quality
Author(s): Jacques A. J. Roufs
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Paper Abstract

Brightness contrast is an important factor in perceptual image quality. In the case of a TV system it is dominantly determined by the luminance reproduction function. Subjective quality was found to be optimal for non-linear luminance transfer and closely related to (subjective) brightness contrast. Quality is also related to sharpness, which in turn depends on the non-linear transfer. Fortunately, in the neighbourhood of the optimum, quality is dominantly determined by brightness contrast. It will be shown that brightness contrast is not adequately characterized by the luminance contrast ratio, which is defined as the ratio of the luminance extremes. Alternative and more suitable contrast measures in terms of luminance are discussed.

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Date Published: 15 August 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1077, Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display, (15 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952704
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Jacques A. J. Roufs, Institute for Perception Research (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1077:
Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display
Bernice E. Rogowitz, Editor(s)

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