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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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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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YV12 to RGB - What is wrong with my algorithm?

I am attempting to convert YV12 to RGB using the following fragment shader: ...
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Coloring a waveform with spectral centroid or by other means

Update 8 Unhappy of having to upload tracks to the service and looking at the new release of RekordBox 3 I've decided to take another look for an offline approach and a finer resolution :D Sounds ...
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Temperature invariant color space

I'd like to build a color difference metric that will be invariant to small changes in lighting conditions. In other words, I should be able to tell that a red shirt is not the same as a blue shirt, ...
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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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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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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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FFT of color images incorporated into an Object Recognition method?

Is there any instance where Fourier transforms of color images have been used in conjunction with other object recognition method? Any instance of usage of Fourier transforms in color images? I ...
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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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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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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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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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What is state of the art in multivariate 2D image display?

If I have a 2D scalar image, it's trivial to display it with MATLAB or matplotlib type tools with the pixel values mapped via a color map, and there is any amount of literature (one example, another ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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Colored noises: Stationary or non-stationary?

I know for sure that white noise is considered as a stationary sound, but is that true for the rest of them? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colors_of_noise Also, can we meet some of these sounds in ...
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Object Tracing with Particular Color

I started working on a autonomous robot project in my spare time. Everything is finished except the image proccessing part. I want my robot to follow an object with particular properties. For the ...
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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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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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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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CIELAB Color Clustering

I am trying to understand if there is an inherent advantage to using CIELAB for color-based segmentation. I segmented the cytoplasm from the image above, where the left image below is from RGB color ...
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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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Calculating colour temperature from two sources of varying luminous intensity

I'd like to calculate the resultant colour temperature if I were to mix two different temperatures, each at a different intensity in lumens. I have series of LEDs in two different temperatures, and ...
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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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How to unify the color and brightness measure of two given camera?

I have two cameras, and I'm up to perform some matching stuff on videos captured by these two cameras since I'm a CV guy. The problem is the two cameras have very different performance in terms of ...
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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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`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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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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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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SSD for RGB images

To compare grayscale images, I'm using SSD like the difference between the two corresponding pixels and then choose the minimum. But when it comes to RGB images, how should it works ?
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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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What are some uses of the overall colour average of an image?

As I understand, the overall colour average can be obtained by summing the individual r, g, b values of all pixels within and image and dividing by the number of pixels to produce a new tri-vector. ...
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Is the mean of visible color in CIELab color space can be non visible color?

I am converting color from RGB to CIELab to train a GMM. When I get back the mean of clusters of the GMM I have sometimes negatives values in RGB space. I was wondering if the mean of only visible ...
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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 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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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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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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Good color distance metric for classifying color pairs

I have some two tone origami paper. This particular paper comes in six types, each with a different pair of colors. Here's an image that shows all six: Given a picture of one of these sheets, I want ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...