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Naturalness and interestingness of test images for visual quality evaluation
Author(s): Raisa Halonen; Stina Westman; Pirkko Oittinen
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Paper Abstract

Balanced and representative test images are needed to study perceived visual quality in various application domains. This study investigates naturalness and interestingness as image quality attributes in the context of test images. Taking a top-down approach we aim to find the dimensions which constitute naturalness and interestingness in test images and the relationship between these high-level quality attributes. We compare existing collections of test images (e.g. Sony sRGB images, ISO 12640 images, Kodak images, Nokia images and test images developed within our group) in an experiment combining quality sorting and structured interviews. Based on the data gathered we analyze the viewer-supplied criteria for naturalness and interestingness across image types, quality levels and judges. This study advances our understanding of subjective image quality criteria and enables the validation of current test images, furthering their development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7867, Image Quality and System Performance VIII, 78670Z (24 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.872390
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Raisa Halonen, Aalto Univ. School of Science and Technology (Finland)
Stina Westman, Aalto Univ. School of Science and Technology (Finland)
Pirkko Oittinen, Aalto Univ. School of Science and Technology (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7867:
Image Quality and System Performance VIII
Susan P. Farnand; Frans Gaykema, Editor(s)

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