Questions tagged [image]

This tag covers signal processing where input is an image, such as a photograph or video frame and the output could be an improved or altered image, parameters related to the image or information about features within the image.

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Where 2-D DFT is necessary in image processing applications instead of 2-D DCT?

As we know the 2-D DCT is a real-valued kernel and less computational complexity and it used in several image processing applications like image compression etc. 2-D DFT is a complex kernel and high ...
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Is the Laplacian Filter an High Pass Filter (HPF)?

Is this kernel name as mean difference kernel or Laplacian filter? Is mean difference just a method?
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Feature extraction for IRIS recognition

What are types for feature extraction in iris recognition? How can I divide it on types which detect phase, edge, etc.?
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LPF and HPF filters in ENVI

Since we know about convolution filter in image processing, it is basically a matrix applied to an image and a mathematical operation comprised of integers and it works by determining the value of a ...
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feature extraction techniques for iris recognition

I want to ask how I can divide feature extraction techniques to feature detectors and feature descriptors. I have big problem how to understand it. For example I can use Gabor filters (feature ...
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Where do you recommend getting “standard” images for testing algorithms?

I've noticed that there are a LOT of websites which claim to have a standardized repository of images (for image processing algorithms). However, I don't know which ones are actually trusted by the ...
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Edge detection in spatial or in frequency domain?

I want to ask why everywhere is used to do edge detection in spatial domain and not in frequency domain with FFT of image and apply HP filter. Thank you.
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How can I compute the result of the magnitude of edges of an image?

I have a random image with 11x11 pixels. In the center of the image is a square of 5x5 pixels. The gray level of the background is 0 and the gray level of the square is 50. How can I compute the ...
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Defining the SNR or PSNR for color images (3 channel RGB files)

In image compression applications, I know that for an $8$-bit $0$ to $255$ level grayscale image the PSNR (peak signal to noise ratio) can be defined as: $$ \text{PSNR} = 10 \log_{10} \frac{\sum_{m,n} ...
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Thresholding algorithm for separating skin from clothes in python

I have an several images that look like the following: I would like to separate the skin from the trousers here without specifically training a segmentation model. Can anyone suggest any such ...
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Cropping binary images based on pixel counts in python

I have a numpy binary masked image that looks like the following: I want to automatically crop this image like the following: Can I achieve this using some sort of image processing rather than ...
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What are the 'phases' in this 2D scaler filter

I am pretty new to DSP and have been looking at how image scaling is done in hardware. I and came across a 2D scaler core for an FPGA here. I have read up a bit about polyphase filters, but am ...
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How to accurately pinpoint multiple overlapping circles in image?

I have binary bitmap images (medical annotation overlays) where sometimes multiple circle perimeters are present which are overlapping. I need to extract the individual center and radius for each ...
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Red Color selection in Python and Skimage

I'm trying to load an image from the disk and then to extract just the red channel of it and display it in grayscale with grey colormap but I don't know what I'm doing wrong.. The image should be ...
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Noise Power Spectrum calculation

I want to compute the 1-D noise power spectrum (NPS) for a uniform CT image. The equation of the 2D NPS is as following: $$ NPS(f_x, f_y) =\frac{1}{N}\sum_{i=1}^N|DFT_{2D}[I_i(x,y)-\bar{I}_i]^2\frac{\...
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2D Frequency Domain Convolution Using FFT (Convolution Theorem)

In the time domain I have an image matrix ($256x256$) and a gaussian blur kernel ($5x5$). I've used FFT within Matlab to convert both the image and kernel to the frequency domain as zero padded $...
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Coordinate system in digital image processing

I am trying to understand image coordinate system where I read that it is reversed. So if $f(x,y)$ is actually $f(y,x)$ where $f(\cdot, \cdot)$ is the image. I am a bit confused and would appreciate ...
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Zero Padding in image reconstruction

I need to zero-pad the image for a better reconstruction but according to my project details, I will be given a Fourier-transformed image so can someone tell me how to pad the image in such a ...
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Fourier coefficients of images?

For a continuous function $f$, it is well-known that the decay of $f$'s Fourier coefficients $\hat f_n$ is related to the differentiability of $f$. Some examples: for a smooth periodic function $f$, ...
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Python, Is there a way to find the properties of a subregion within a larger image region?

The goal: I have images with particles that I need to find the area of. Each particle also has four to five sub-regions that I need to know the area of. Think of a bunch of stripped shirts in a ...
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Solving for a convolved function inside an integral

I have an imaging system that produces a signal in a pixel, in part, by responding to incident radiance $L(\lambda)$ that passes through a filter with transmission $T(\lambda)$. Lumping all the other ...
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MATLAB: Prepare an RGB image for digit and letter recognition

I need a Matlab function that prepares an image for digit and letter recognition. What I need now is to convert the original RGB image to a binary image that every pixel in it is white except the ...
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Spatial frequency and video frequency of an image

in my lecture notes about image sensors (CCD, precisely) I have read the following statement: The transfer function $F(\omega)$ of the image sensor is related to its spatial resolution function $F(\...
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Is it okay to interpolate between overlapping areas obtained using a sliding window?

I am using a 50x50 pixel sliding window which moves left to right every pixel so that it covers a whole binary image which is about 2000x2000 pixels. In the window, the ratio value of black to white ...
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What does this paragraph mean?

I'm reading this paper about about an algorithm to measure image sharpness, and am confused by these sentences in the 6th paragraph: It is well known that the attenuation of high-frequency content ...
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Standard Deviation of Character Gradients in a Document Image

I have the paper titled "CG-DIQA: No-reference Document Image Quality Assessment Based on Character Gradient". It is all about assessing the quality of the document image based on its blurriness. To ...
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What is Maximally Stable Extremal Regions (MSER)?

In the paper , MSER is being defined. Please help me understand what is MSER and how to implement it. The paper says, The regions are defined solely by an extremal property of the intensity ...
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Comparision between SSIM and MAD Image Quality Assessment Algorithms

I have been working with Most Apparent Distortion(MAD) tool to evaluate the quality of images. I have read a paper that compares SSIM, PSNR, FSIM, etc. with MAD. I am uncertain about some calculations ...
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Image Processing [closed]

I have an image and I am trying to find its rows and columns. A = imread('lena.jpg'); nrows = size(A,1) ncols = size(A,2) This is 3 dimensional matrix. Output ...
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Regarding the nature of white noise in images

I have just started learning the very basics of noise. I have come to understand what white noise is in sound samples, but I do not understand the meaning of white noise in images. In sound samples, ...
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Average image over $N$ frames with one frame buffer

Can you give some filter that is averaging an image over $N$ samples in a recursive way that only needs one frame buffer? $\frac{1}{N} \sum_{k=1}^{N} y_{k}(m,n)$ I can only imagine filters that need ...
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How do you apply DCT steganography on an RGB image?

I am working on a DCT-based steganography program in Python and I found a working model in Github. The program, however, can only encode on one of the RGB channels. Resulting in a discolored image. ...
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Maximally Stable Extremal Regions (MSER) Implementation in Document Image Character Patch Identification

My task is to identify character patches within the document image. Consider the image below: Based from the paper titled "CG-DIQA: No-reference Document Image Quality Assessment Based on ...
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Why is my Fourier descriptor not rotation invariant?

I am trying to implement a simple contour based Fourier descriptor to classify some MNIST images. Nothing fancy. As expected, if I discard the first coefficient, I achieve translation invariance. ...
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Identify if a Specific Edge Pixel Belongs to Horizontal, Vertical or Diagonal Edge Line

I have a code below that identifies the edge of the text image. Input image is: Output display is: I want to select random points near the edge border of the text. I was thinking to identify if the ...
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How is downsampling and low-pass filtering done in MS-SSIM?

I am just studying the Multiscale Strutural Similarity measure for image quality and going through the original paper [1]. I think I understood the basic ides and "regular" structural similarity, but ...
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Need to calculate the VARIANCE of GLCM matrix of an image in MATLAB

I have calculated by Matlab the four characteristics of texture derived from the GLCM or co-occurrence matrix (entropy, contrast, correlation, energy) but in what way can the VARIANCE be calculated ...
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Measure how Straight/Smooth the Borders are Rendered in an Image

I have two images: I want to measure how straight/smooth the text borders are rendered. First image is rendered perfectly straight, so it deserves a quality measure ...
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Dirty Image Quality Assesment Measure

I was looking for a way to measure how dirty is the document in image processing. Example images below: a. Dirty Backgrounds b. Dirty Backgrounds with Text Can someone give me an initial idea to ...
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IQ to RF conversion

I appreciate any help: I wanna convert IQ data to its RF data, representing an image. The centre frequency and sampling rate are available. What I do is: First I do up-sampling in MATLAB by ...
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Modifying sizes and thickness of letters to “embed” an image in text

I am wondering if this is defined, names and possibly solved - suppose I have a grayscale image and about one page worth of text. I would like to attempt to give the text an appearance of an image ...
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Why we need Laplacian for edge detection?

I am studying some trivial computer vision processing techniques and I came across edge detection algorithms. IMO sharp changes in the gradient are enough indications to detect the edges in an image ...
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How to compute an old style shore line drawing?

I wish to represent a shore line, old-style, as in the following image (city on the left, water on the right): UPDATE: new image for another example of what I'm after, namely the thin lines (given ...
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Describing a certain quality of an image

Generally I guess I’m asking for a source of image processing terminology. Specifically here I’m trying to find the word for the quality that would identify the main difference between the Mondriaan ...
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Grading Images According to the Noise It Contains

I have collected a lot of dirty blank pages and each image is varied in the noise it contains. How will I grade images according to the noise it contains in terms of amount, and other aspects? What ...
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Overlaying A Distorted Text According to its Background

I have several dirty background images, sample image is below: I want to overlay a text on it but I want the text to be as distorted as the background. Example, if the background is a bit wavy, I ...
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Measure that Compares an Actual Old Document from a Synthetic Old Document

I have collected dirty background images, below is the sample: I have also a collection of an actual image of a dirty document with text on it, just like below: My problem with my actual image of a ...
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Comparing spectra from hyperspectral images

I extracted the mean spectra of regions of interests of different tissues from hyperspectral images. How to compare those spectra by the difference of their reflectance and their spectral behavior (...
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Fixing edge/pixel defects in image

I have a large number of images that are supposed to look something like the top part of the image: Instead, some have defects in them, as in the bottom part of the image. As you can see, there are 2 ...
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Finding Duplicate Pixel/Objects along Image seams

I have a seam of two photos joined by a seam alignment algorithm that on occasion generates duplicated pixels/objects/artifacts on both sides of the seam in the final, aligned photo. The images are ...

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