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I know very basic image processing. Please suggest me how do I and where do I start learning Gabor Filters ?

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I would suggest starting with Wikipedia. – Dima Feb 14 '13 at 15:16 – Mohammad Feb 14 '13 at 16:46

You know what I actually found really useful, Gabor's original paper, "Theory of Communication":

Of particular interest is how Gabor used banks of reeds, tuned to different frequencies, to visualise his filters. For me this led to a good conceptual understanding, especially of the uncertainty principle, before diving into the mathematics.

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