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Influence of affective image content on subjective quality assessment

Ian van der Linde and Rachel M. Doe  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 1948-1955 (2012)

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Image quality assessment (IQA) enables distortions introduced into an image (e.g., through lossy compression or broadcast) to be measured and evaluated for severity. It is unclear to what degree affective image content may influence this process. In this study, participants (n=25) were found to be unable to disentangle affective image content from objective image quality in a standard IQA procedure (single stimulus numerical categorical scale). We propose that this issue is worthy of consideration, particularly in single stimulus IQA techniques, in which a small number of handpicked images, not necessarily representative of the gamut of affect seen in true broadcasting, and unrated for affective content, serve as stimuli.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment
(330.5020) Vision, color, and visual optics : Perception psychology

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: June 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2012
Published: August 27, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Ian van der Linde and Rachel M. Doe, "Influence of affective image content on subjective quality assessment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 1948-1955 (2012)

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