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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2008
  • pp: 156–158

Efficient subpixel image registration algorithms

Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, Samuel T. Thurman, and James R. Fienup  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 156-158 (2008)

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Three new algorithms for 2D translation image registration to within a small fraction of a pixel that use nonlinear optimization and matrix-multiply discrete Fourier transforms are compared. These algorithms can achieve registration with an accuracy equivalent to that of the conventional fast Fourier transform upsampling approach in a small fraction of the computation time and with greatly reduced memory requirements. Their accuracy and computation time are compared for the purpose of evaluating a translation-invariant error metric.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: September 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2007
Published: January 10, 2008

Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, Samuel T. Thurman, and James R. Fienup, "Efficient subpixel image registration algorithms," Opt. Lett. 33, 156-158 (2008)

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