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Reconstruction of continuous tone images from their error-diffused halftone version
Author(s): Soren Hein; Avideh Zakhor
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Paper Abstract

We consider the problem of reconstructing a continuous-tone (contone) image from its halftoned version, where the halftoning process is done by error diffusion. We present an iterative nonlinear decoding algorithm for halftone-to-contone conversion, and show simulation results that compare the performance of the algorithm to that of conventional linear lowpass filtering. We find that the new technique results in subjectively superior reconstruction. As there is a natural relationship between error diffusion and (Sigma) (Delta) modulation, our reconstruction algorithm can also be applied to the decoding problem for (Sigma) (Delta) modulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1913, Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display IV, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152705
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Soren Hein, Siemens AG (Germany)
Avideh Zakhor, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1913:
Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display IV
Jan P. Allebach; Bernice E. Rogowitz, Editor(s)

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