Improvement in the depth of field is demonstrated by properly processing a succession of image samples. Due to the limited depth of field each image sample has in-focus as well as out-of-focus segments. By setting criteria for selecting the in-focus segments, an improved composite image is formed. Three algorithms for implementing this construction are discussed.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 23, 1982
Published: May 15, 1983
R. J. Pieper and A. Korpel, "Image processing for extended depth of field," Appl. Opt. 22, 1449-1453 (1983)