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Color fusion algorithm for visible and infrared images based on color transfer in YUV color space
Author(s): Lingxue Wang; Shiming Shi; Weiqi Jin; Yuanmeng Zhao
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Paper Abstract

Color fusion algorithm for visible and infrared(IR) images based on color transfer in YUV color space under trees, lawn, or land background is presented. Considering the red color will alert observers to possible interested target or danger, this paper aims at working on an algorithm that emphasizes hot targets in IR image with intense red, and the background details in visible image present natural color similar to a color day-time image. V component of YUV space represents the difference between red and Y. Properly increasing the V value will obtain intense red color. Therefore, a nonlinear transfer method based on local mean value of the IR image is proposed. A window of size 5x5 is used to locate hot target in IR image. When the local gray mean value in this window is larger than the global mean value, we determine that this pixel is in a hot area. Then its V value is increased by the ratio of the local gray mean value to the global mean value. Tests show that this method pops out the hot targets with intense red color while the background rendered natural color appearance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6787, MIPPR 2007: Multispectral Image Processing, 67870S (15 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.748781
Show Author Affiliations
Lingxue Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Shiming Shi, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Weiqi Jin, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yuanmeng Zhao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6787:
MIPPR 2007: Multispectral Image Processing
Henri Maître; Hong Sun; Jianguo Liu; Enmin Song, Editor(s)

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