Virtually all imaging devices introduce some amount of geometric lens distortion. A technique is presented for blindly removing these distortions in the absence of any calibration information or explicit knowledge of the imaging device. The basic approach exploits the fact that lens distortion introduces specific higher-order correlations in the frequency domain. These correlations can be detected by using tools from polyspectral analysis. The amount of distortion is then estimated by minimizing these correlations.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2000
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2001
Published: September 1, 2001
Hany Farid and Alin C. Popescu, "Blind removal of lens distortion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 2072-2078 (2001)