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Unified interpretation of projection method, linear interpolation, and the inductive introduction of improved reduction and enlargement methods
Author(s): Eiji Atsumi; Masayuki Yoshida; Fumitaka Ono
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This paper clarifies two traditional image size reduction and enlargement methods, projection-method (PM) and linear- interpolation (LI), in terms of multi-rate signal processing. We have proved that both size conversion methods of scaling ratio of N/M can be implemented with the same structure, i.e., zero-hold enlargement by 1:n, average filtering of M-taps for PM or N-taps for LI, and M:1 down- sampling for both methods. Such implementation enables objective evaluations of PM and LI under the same manner that evaluates other size conversion methods originally developed with digital filtering. The empirical matter that PM provides better image quality in reduction than LI and the opposite behavior in enlargement is confirmed under multi-rate signal processing. We have developed a unified method of PM and LI by introducing selective filter-length. N-taps for enlargement and M-taps for reduction are used to produce better or equal image quality at any scaling ratio of N/M than PM or LI alone does. We also show that minute filter-length adjustment of the unified method can control image quality more delicately; a slight decrease of the filter-length provides sharper images and a slight increase provides smoother images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3025, Very High Resolution and Quality Imaging II, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270043
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Eiji Atsumi, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Masayuki Yoshida, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Fumitaka Ono, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3025:
Very High Resolution and Quality Imaging II
V. Ralph Algazi; Sadayasu Ono; Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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