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Are There Good Methods for Converting Color Image to Gray Scale Image?

Converting color image to gray-scale image is often the first step of many image processing tasks. There exists many gray-scale image conversion methods. Most them, however, is to give R G B bands a ...
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What Is the Correct Way to Apply Richarson Lucy Deconvolution to Luminance Data?

My question concerns the Richardson–Lucy deconvolution algorithm, which is described in Richardson's original paper. I am interested in applying it in the context of a raw image converter for digital ...
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How to Reverse Color Quantization?

Are there any algorithms that attempt to perform the inverse of color quantization on an image? In other words, is there a smart way to increase the bit depth of image? The obvious answer would be to ...
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Algorithm for Color Balancing an Image

I'm working on color-balancing images with as little input from the user of my app as possible, specifically to remove color casts caused by scanning aged paper. Photoshop's Auto Color action works ...
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Localized Gamma Correction

Question: Is there an algorithm that does (what I would call) "localized" gamma correction? That is, applying different gamma corrections on different parts of an image, using a masking filter or ...
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what is the difference between YUV format and HSV format?

i wonder why HSV and YUV are different formats, even though they both works similarly (based on the brightness), if not what is the difference and i have confusions with YPbPr and YCbCr , can anyone ...
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`SSIM(YUV)` vs. `SSIM(Y)`: Values Are Very Different

I'm seeing some weird results when trying to compare image qualities in a few different color spaces. Have a look at my graph: I want to compare with another publication, which reported PSNR(YUV) and ...
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Restore RGB Values from Luminance Value?

I am not sure, but can we get RGB (Red-Green-Blue) values from calculated luminance value for each pixel? ...
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Can the colors of an image be interpreted as “virtual” Doppler effect? [closed]

In astronomy, the Doppler effect is used to estimate approximate distances to stars and other celestial bodies. Using the same principle, lets say we divide an image (photograph) in pixels and that ...
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How to use the Walsh-Hadamard transform to filter 24 bit RGB color values in a localized spatial region?

After reading this Signal processing Stack Exchange article tonight, What is the Walsh-Hadamard Transform and what is it good for?, I became interested in applying the Walsh-Hadamard transform to ...
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How to transform flat-field corrected spectra to those under Standard illuminant E (ideal equal energy illuminant)

My ultimate goal is to convert a flat-field corrected hyperspectral image of reflectance (360nm-780nm) to corresponding CIEXYZ image and thus device-independent color image. By flat-field correction, ...
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how to describe the color of a small image patch?

I want to describe the color of an image patch (say of size 5x5) centered around a pixel of an rgb image. The most straightforward way to do that is to calculate the average color over that patch and ...
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Generating a colored waveform of an audio file?

I would like to ask on what approaches could one attempt to generate a colored waveform out of an audio file. Below are two examples of waveform coloring by commercial products along an audio sample ...
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HVS models and rods and cones

It is common to say that the YUV color model is inspired from the human visual system (HVS), knowing that we have many more rods than cones, and consequently, we are more sensitive to light than color....
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Why does the Y component in YCbCr represent luma/intensity?

As far as I know, the RGB to YCbCr conversion is just a linear transformation, yet the Y channel successfully captures the intensity value of each pixel. How? In other words, where do the following ...
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Satellite imagery color normalization

Satellite images available from public sources (Google Maps, Bing, ArcGis, etc) have a common "flaw" with color balance abruptly changing in places where two different images were stitched (perhaps ...
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What Is the Best Color Space to Work with for Hand Detection: RGB, HSV, or YCrCb?

I'm working on hand gesture recognition using C#. I'm using OPENCV for skin detection but its performance is not optimal. So I decided to do some filtering based on color space, but I do not know what ...
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Why is the green colour not represented as black in Cr component of YCbCr?

I am testing conversion from RGB to YCbCr in Python's pillow imaging module (formerly PIL), and am getting predictable results ...
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Retro Tiled Image Palettization Algorithm?

In most cases today, image palettization consists of reducing the overall number of colors in an image to some fixed number globally. This is typically solved as a straightforward but computationally ...
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Amplifying the difference of luminance between pixels of color images?

I'm doing some research on digital watermarking and came across an article that embeds QR codes on mostly grayscale images and the extraction part for color images is quite confusing the article ...
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What do the L, M and S pixel values in the LMS color space stand for exactly?

From what I read in the literature, the LMS color space is an attempt to quantify how the human retina's cone cells respond to light. More specifically, L has to deal with long wavelengths, M with ...
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What Is the Difference Between the Terms Color Intensity and Color Saturation?

In Digital Image Processing, what is the difference between the intensity and the saturation of a color? How would you explain the difference to a newbie?
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What is the implementation of a low-, mid- or high tone dodge or burn in the GIMP?

In The GIMP, and also in photoshop, you have the DODGE/BURN tool to enhance colors in shaded or highlighted regions, which would otherwise be blackish or whiteish. I found empirically that this filter ...
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What's the best technique to determine if the contents of two images are the same?

I need to run comparisons on the output of hundreds of frames of simple 3D-rendered characters. Perceptually, many of the frames are exact duplicates. Based on this, I assumed something like a ...
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Problem with HSV and RGB color model

I am a beginner in digital image processing, recently I read a paper on color image contrast enhancement, In that paper authors have implemented their method in HSV color model. In my work I have ...
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What is the relationship between luminosity of Lab color space and intensity of HSI color space?

I am wondering whether one can simply convert the intensity of a color in HSI space to the luminosity value in Lab space. I am referring to te CIELab color space as discussed here: https://en....
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How to go about implementing a program to measure the “intensity”/“saturation” of a color in an image?

I have a task of developing an application to measure the intensity of a color in an image. I am researching about how to go about it. Intensity refers to the purity of a hue. Intensity is also ...
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Make use of a color scale in a random map [closed]

In my class I often need to work with color map images. I would show the image and try to make inferences/observations about different subjects. Often times I need to actually quantify some aspects, ...
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Why is TV static noise always black and white?

Most modern day Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions manufactured after the 1960s (after the introduction of NTSC and PAL standards) supported the circuit-based decoding of colored signals. It is well ...
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Manipulating RGB color by copying channel value

I have a picture and trying to swap the RGB channel into RRB, it's like I need to change all G pixels value into R. I did that by copying the R pixel value to G and store it into a new image file (Mat)...
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Colorimetry: Gamma/gamut colors Color/color light

I've been reading some color basic stuff and I came across with two different terms: gamut and gamma colors. By definition the difference between them may be clear. I found: Gamma: transfer ...
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what does it mean to have a decorrelated colour space?

I'm working on the problem of colour transfer between images. In the literature there's a common practice that consists in performing the transformations on images in what is called a decorrelated ...
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How to choose the most appropriate color space for a computer vision application?

A lot of image processing techniques used in computer vision consist (among other things) in switching from RGB to another color space (HSV, YUV, LMS...) : color transfer, visual tracking... It seems ...
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Offset Wall Color From Reflected Image

I have a movie projector which is projecting an image on a brown wall. The projector allows me to adjust 6 values. Red brightness, Green brightness, Blue brightness. Red contrast, Green contrast, Blue ...
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How to make color balance of photoshop using opencv

I want to make the same thing programmatically like Color balance in Photoshop , like in below image if we have same bar ...
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How do I calculate the color temperature of the light source illuminating an image?

How can I calculate the (black body equivalent) color temperature of the light source illuminating a given image? Below are screenshots of Adobe Lightroom manipulating color temperature and a shift in ...
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The small red peak in the CIE standard observer

The human eye has 3 types of color cones: red, green and blue. Their spectral sensitivity peaks in short (S, 420–440 nm), middle (M, 530–540 nm), and long (L, 560–580 nm) wavelengths. See diagram ...
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How do I properly do gamut mapping for an image?

I asked this question earlier. To summarize, dithering an image with a specific palette was causing the image to look smeared and very discolored. Thanks to Olli Niemitalo, I found out my issue was ...
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Correct color values on image taken with no infrared filter

I have a Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera. Which I want to take pictures with at daytime in a well lit room. Unfortunately the colors on the pictures do not look anything like you would expect from a normal ...
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Magnification of a colored image through two color space: RGB & YCbCr

I have tried to magnify a colored image using bicubic method. I did this in two ways; First, I resize R, G, and B parts of it. Second, I transformed RGB to YCbCr color space and then resized Y, Cb, ...
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Create a color image in Matlab with sinusoidal patterns

I want to create a color image in Matlab whose components have sinusoidal patterns (okay even if they have different frequencies). To create a black and white image I did: ...
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Is a real Grayscale image always 8 bit per pixel indexed?

I tested several Grayscale images downloaded from the Internet. Some of them are 8bpp indexed while others are 24bpp (true colored). Looks like different Grayscale images have different depths. For ...
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Old photographies coloring

There is already a succesful question How did they color old black and white movies? on this site. Very general and correspondingly in general answered. Let me please narrow it down to just the ...
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Decorrelating Stationary Colored Gaussian Noise — Effect On The Desired Signal

So given stationary colored gaussian noise $\mathbf{n}$, I know that I can decorrelate it by first finding it's autocorrelation $R_{nn}$ and performing $R^{-\frac{1}{2}}_{nn} \mathbf{n}$. In ...
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Finding a signals complimentary sound / frequency

I know about complimentary colors and how to get them, since colors are basically frequency / wavelengths. Is it possible to find a signals complimentary, additive or subtractive frequencies in an ...
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How to replace color in an image without changing its texture/shades or brightness?

I want to replace color in an image from another color: For that sample image is below I want to replace color such that it becomes I know it can be easily done in Photoshop but I am looking for an ...
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How to Generate False Color Palette

How to convert grayscale intensity input to something like the following image? It seems that no response (0, black) is converted to dark blue, then it goes through other colors to red. How are ...
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Seeking segmentation methods for this light microscope image

Although I am not new to math or programming, I am a total newbie to image segmentation. I have the following light microscope image and I would like to segment it into cytoplasm (the magenta ...
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How do I calculate correlated color temperature correctly?

How can I calculate the color temperature(CCT) of the light source illuminating a given raw image correctly? The method I used is proposed by McCamy, and the algorithm was also described in the ...
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Why is it easier to extract color in HSV model than in RGB?

I am following the open-cv tutorial and they claim that: In HSV, it is more easier to represent a color than RGB color-space. after which they convert the image from BGR color model to HSV, claim ...