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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2396–2405

Radiometric order preserving method to display wide-dynamic images for imagery photointerpretation

Alain Philippe Kattnig and Jérôme Primot  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 2396-2405 (2006)

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Wide-dynamic numerical images are increasingly frequent in professional environments, military photointerpretation, and x-ray or magnetic resonance medical imagery. However, a dynamic compression process is necessary to exploit such images without incessant image manipulation. A wealth of efficient methods has been developed to tackle this problem on aesthetic grounds. We argue that professional imagery interpretation needs preservation of the original radiometric order. We develop a measure of image efficiency use of the 8-bit radiometric channel and find that it correlates nicely with subjective appraisal. The image underscores a radiometric order-preserving process to reach a standard radiometric efficiency. Lost information is then reintroduced by addition of an edge image devoid of artifacts, with an automatic weighting ensuring a natural-looking image.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(330.1800) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - contrast sensitivity

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: June 29, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2006

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Alain Philippe Kattnig and Jérôme Primot, "Radiometric order preserving method to display wide-dynamic images for imagery photointerpretation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2396-2405 (2006)

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