I have been working in and learning about both Computer vision and Image processing for a few years now, and I believe that I am not a complete beginner any more.
Still, after all these years, it is hard for me to tell for any particular part of my work whether it is mostly Computer vision related, or if it is Image processing. I just can't see the line -- when I work, study and research, I read reference materials with both keywords.
So, I am interested in the definition of the Computer vision and Image processing fields, with focus on the comparison (differences as well as overlaps) of the fields.
Additionally, I think it would be valuable to have an example of a (conceptual or existing) practical applications, projects and works dealing with/utilizing:
- solely (or mostly) Computer vision tools and ideas
- solely (or mostly) Image processing tools and ideas
- a combination of tools and ideas from both fields
with special attention paid to what makes it one and not the other, or what makes it both.
I understand that these fields are highly related and that the "line" might not be as clear as this question is asking for, but I hope you understand that the point of this question was not to design a simple decision rule for classifying (my) work, but rather a better understanding of the focus and goals of these fields. Also, any additional information that seems on-topic with my question tone is welcome, even if I did not specifically ask for it.