Questions tagged [image-processing]

In general, image processing is any form of signal processing for which the input is an image, such as a photograph or video frame.

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How to simulate Zoom, Pan, Tilt transformations?

Say we are looking at a football field from a broadcast view. To give us another tool, we also have a transform of that view to a topdown view. So our two views are like so: How would one simulate ...
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Discrete wavelet transform disadvantages

I read in a paper that the discrete wavelet transform (DWT) has two disadvantages The first one is the shift variance property due to the downsampling process. Could you please help me understanding ...
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Zone Plate Reconstruction

I am trying to reconstruct the Zone Plate image and am struggling to remove the last remaining aliasing. ShaderToy: https://www.shadertoy.com/view/wdGGWK In the shader above you can see that I am ...
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Generate the Matrix Form of 2D Convolution Kernel

We know that a convolution can be replaced by a multiplication with a toeplitz circulant matrix. Meaning, assume I have convolution kernel $h$ and matrix $I$ (of size $m \times m$ for example), then ...
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Detect circle using Hough transform

I am new to image processing and try to learn how to detect circles using the hough transform in Matlab. I have a shortcode that seems to contain no errors but when I run it I get the image but with ...
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Detect valve position without colors

I can't find a solution for my problem and I need your help. I have to create an application to detect if a valve is open or close like this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY92fqmSdfA Some ...
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Why zero padding the 2-d DFT interpolates images in spatial domain?

I was applying different image interpolation techniques and I came know to about interpolation in frequency domain. In this technique we first take 2d DFT of an image, padd it with zeros and take the ...
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What factors should I consider in choosing an edge detection algorithm?

I've learned about a number of edge detection algorithms, including algorithms like Sobel, Laplacian, and Canny methods. It seems to me the most popular edge detector is a Canny edge detector, but is ...
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Recommended Order of Performing Denoising, Deblurring and Super Resolution on an Image

In the normal workflow of image processing, there are multiple operations, increase image contrast, image denoising, image deblur and image super-resolution. What are the sequence/order of performing ...
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How to do colour map in MRI?

For this question, I assume if we do a colour map, it is based on the magnitude of the magnetic strength? After that how do we know where each coordinates belong to? Like for example at p= 0 degrees,...
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Reduce the Number of Intensity Levels of a Grayscale Image in MATLAB

I have written a Matlab script to reduce the number of intensity levels of each pixel of a grayscale image from 256 to some power of 2. ...
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Dynamic Range and Image Contrast

Please explain the terms: dynamic range, and image contrast, and the difference between these two. Also, how can these two be understood by seeing an image by naked eye for the sake of understanding. ...
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Approaches to Segmentation in images of water surface

this is my first question here. Therefore please help me inform me when I miss any good practice in asking questions here. Given a short video sequence of an water surface, I would like to detect if ...
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Determine Gaussian distribution parameters from the signal-to-noise ratio

Is there a straightforward formula for determining the mean and standard deviation of the gaussian distribution followed by noise applied on an image, knowing the signal-to-noise ratio between the ...
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Understanding the Probability Distribution of Intensity Values

From "Digital Image Processing 4th ed. - Gonzalez, Woods" Let $p_r(r)$ and $p_s(s)$ denote the PDFs of intensity values $r$ and $s$ in two different images. A fundamental result from probability ...
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Difference between 2D DFT's and 1D DFT's of Linearized Matrices

I have recently left the safe and easy MATLAB environment and begun to use CUDA-C/C++ for image processing. Since CUDA doesn't allow 2D arrays to be passed into kernels I am now used to linearizing ...
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Can Normalized Cut be used to find connected components in binary images?

I'm unsure whether Normalized Cut can or can't be used to find connected components in binary images. I would argue that it could, but could not validate this argument.
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Fast morphological erosion/dilation with variable window sizes

I want to perform the following operation on an image: consider a square window around every pixel, find the maximum value in this window, and replace the central pixel value with this maximum value. ...
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Why Are There Two Different Common $ 3 \times 3 $ Kernels for the Laplacian?

I find both of these 3x3 Laplacian kernels to be commonly used: 0 -1 0 -1 4 -1 0 -1 0 and: -1 -1 -1 -1 8 -1 -1 -1 -1 ...
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What is energy in image processing?

There are several web articles on the topic, but, after having read them, I still don't know what "energy" is, in the context of computer vision (CV) and image processing (IP). It is related to ...
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Palmprint Identification - Why do we align the images before we use the Fourier Transform?

I have been reading the paper PALMPRINT IDENTIFICATION BY FOURIER TRANSFORM by WENXIN LI, DAVID ZHANG and ZHUOQUN XU about identifying persons based on an image of their palm, one version of the paper ...
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What Is the Bilateral Filter Category: LPF, HPF, BPF or BSF?

I`m reading about Bilateral filter with images, I knew that it uses Gaussian filter (which is a LPF) as a domain filter plus a range filter and it is used to preserve edges(high freq component). Can ...
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blur detection using opencv

I'm writing a script to detect blur images using OpenCV by applying Laplacian filter and calculate the std but there is a problem the std for images that contain motion blur is very close to those ...
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Estimating Convolution Kernel from Input and Output Images

Given an original image and a convolved version of it, I need to calculate the convolution kernel. For example, given: and I would like to calculate the convolution kernel that generated the second ...
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Image Gradient: Light to Dark, Dark to Light

From link: Black-to-White transition is taken as Positive slope (it has a positive value) while White-to-Black transition is taken as a Negative slope (It has negative value). So when you ...
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What Is “Description Vector” in Image Processing?

When we want to use classifiers like SVM, we first should extract descriptors using algorithms like SIFT. But I have a question which might call a silly one: Let's assume $$ \begin {equation} D_a=\{...
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Matching Coordinates between two images

I am using images and corresponding lidar values for depth estimation CNN. I have RGB images. Corresponding to each RGB images, there is another image representing a subsets of pixels and distances to ...
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Role of the rank of the filter mask matrix in image processing?

I'm reading a material where it says that a filter mask or kernel can be separable if the matrix of the filter mask has a rank 1. The two slides which describes this are as below: Reading these ...
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Optical realization of the Radon Transform

I am trying to reproduce this paper concerning the Optical realization of the Radon Transform, especially the simulation (section 3). Shortly, the experiment is just a "Fourier filtering" with a 4F ...
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Estimate gap between two adjacent images

I have two images of a panoramic view but there is a small gap (<24 pixels) in the horizontal dimension between them. I would like to do interpolation/inpainting to fill the gap, but the exact size ...
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Combining two images with different resolutions?

I am attempting to combine two radar images, each of which is a 3-dimensional cube with a range dimension, an azimuth angle dimension, and an elevation angle dimension. One image has high azimuth ...
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SSD object detection - Class score and bbox coordinates computing

How does SSD ( single shot multibox )object detection model computes the the confidence score and the bounding box coordinates, referring to SSD paper, it said that this process is done with the aid ...
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Finding Homography Matrix Using Lines

I have some Points and Lines from original image and the corresponding points and lines from top view image. -> I tried to find homography using points Used OpenCV function findHomography(...
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Filtering in the Frequency Domain - DIP [closed]

I am trying to do some filtering with a gray scale image in the frequency domain. I am just getting into matlab after some time away from any signal processing or coding and can't quite seem to get my ...
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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 does opencv `mean` function do when passing a mask of zeros?

INTRO I am looking at this project to implement some changes. The project is written in C++ using openCV library. Its goal is to detect cars in parking area to calculate the number of free spots. It ...
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Face image quality assessment

I'm trying to filter out bad face images (with artifacts) generated by StyleGAN. Is there a good image quality measurement mechanism in python for doing this? I've tried using BRISQUE but it is not ...
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How to Extract High Frequency and Low Frequency Component Using Bilateral Filter?

What does High frequency and low frequency component signify in an image. How to separate out the high frequency as well as low frequency component of an image using Bilateral filter.
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Which Approach Is Better for Decomposing an Image into High Frequency and Low Frequency Components?

Which approach is better or there is mathematical justification for using Bilater filter and Fourier Transform to decompose a image into High Frequency and Low Frequency Component. Both Bilateral ...
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How to sharpen hair strands in an image?

I have an image like this: I am trying to build a semantic segmentation and matting model which currently gives an output like this: One can see that some regions between the hair strands are fuzzy....
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image processing vs Computer vision?

I have already tried searching about subject and the only one thing I could understand is that computer vision involves object recognition but image processing does not involve object recognition ...
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How are line pairs and pixels related in image resolution?

I hope this is the correct place to ask this. If not, please refer me to a better place, thanks. Now to my question, I am learning about digital image processing, and the book I am reading is ...
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How to remove striped noise from this image. Which filter or algorithm use better?

I need to process a gray scale image. The task is to remove the stripes, which constitute some noise. I have next origin image: This image received many channels ADC(Y) in moment of time (Xn) from ...
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What does structure matrix do

can anybody explain to me what does structure matrix exactly do in image processing? What happens to the pixels? By structure matrix I mean: $$S_w[p] = \begin{pmatrix} \sum_{r}w(r)[I_x(p-r)]^2 & ...
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DC Coefficient of JPEG Block

Suppose I take a grayscale image and break it into 8x8 pixel blocks, then take the DCT of those blocks. What is the DC coefficient of the block in relation to the whole image? To simplify I'm ...
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How do I filter out this horizon from my contour?

I am trying to identify the T-rex and obstacles (cactus and bird) from Google's no-internet game. What I have done is: Apply GaussianBlur filter Apply Canny Apply Dilate Apply erode findContours ...
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Why do we use the HSV colour space so often in vision and image processing?

I see the HSV colour space used all over the place: for tracking, human detection, etc... I'm wondering, why? What is it about this colour space that makes it better than using RGB?
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Labview vs Matlab? Which one better for image processing?

I want to learn practical image processing from scratch/basics. Which software will be helpful in this regard? Matlab or Labview?
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How do you save/convert an image to be in the frequency domain?

Quick Note: I don't believe this is a subjective question... however if it is I will gladly modify to be more objective In ImageJ, if I take the FFT of an image, how can I save this new frequency ...
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Question about image equalization

Let $f$ be an $N \times M$-image and suppose that $g$ is its equalization. Question - Why the equalization does not change the objects, why a car on $f$ does not convert into a bus on $g$?. It is ...