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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2008
  • pp: 339–341

Simple multilevel halftoning excelled in gradation reproducibility

Noriaki Suetake, Morihiko Sakano, Erika Nakashima, and Eiji Uchino  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 4, pp. 339-341 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000339


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Abstract

A simple multilevel halftoning method, which is based on the conventional error diffusion method and realizes halftoning excelled in the distribution of dots, is proposed. The proposed method consists of three steps, e.g., the image decomposition, the generation of binary halftone images by the error diffusion, and the synthesis of a multilevel halftone image, and each step does not require a complicated algorithm. The effectiveness of the proposed method is indicated by applying it to three- and four-level halftoning of gray-tone and natural images.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.2810) Image processing : Halftone image reproduction

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2008
Published: February 11, 2008

Citation
Noriaki Suetake, Morihiko Sakano, Erika Nakashima, and Eiji Uchino, "Simple multilevel halftoning excelled in gradation reproducibility," Opt. Lett. 33, 339-341 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-4-339


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