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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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What does frequency domain denote in case of images?

I was just learning about the frequency domain in images. I can understand the frequency spectrum in case of waves. It denotes what frequencies are present in a wave. If we draw the frequency ...
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Is deep learning killing image processing/computer vision?

I'm looking forward to enroll in an MSc in Signal and Image processing, or maybe Computer Vision (I have not decided yet), and this question emerged. My concern is, since deep learning doesn't need ...
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What are the most common algorithms for adaptive thresholding?

Adaptive thresholding has been discussed in a few questions earlier: Adaptive Thresholding for liver segmentation using Matlab What are the best algorithms for document image thresholding in this ...
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What algorithm does Google use for its "Search By Image" site?

What is your best guess how Google Image Search works? I can upload a photo and can search for similar images. What algorithm does it use to identify similar images?
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Applying Image Filtering (Circular Convolution) in Frequency Domain

To filter an image we can: Use a 3x3, 5x5, 7x7, etc. filter, that is convolve the image and the filter in the space domain. Use a FFT on both the image and the filter, multiply them together in the ...
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Image Processing and applicability of 2D Fourier Transform

As a newbie in the world of signal processing, I am having a hard time in appreciating image 2-D fourier transforms. I am fully able to appreciate the concept of 1-D Fourier transform. Essentially, ...
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Applying 2D Image Convolution in Frequency Domain with Replicate Border Conditions in MATLAB

I have created a function that filters an image (250x250) with a gaussian blur kernel (5x5) using FFT and IFFT. I am trying to get my filtered image to equal exactly the filtered image created by the '...
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Replicate MATLAB's `conv2()` in Frequency Domain

When conv2d is on same mode, the image needs no padding, because the result is the same size as the image. When ...
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Best way of segmenting veins in leaves?

I have done a lot of research and found out methods like adaptive thresholding , watershed etc that can be used of detecting veins in leaves . However thresholding isn't good as it introduces a lot of ...
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Image Reconstruction:Phase vs. Magnitude

Figure 1.(c) shows the Test image reconstructed from MAGNITUDE spectrum only. We can say that the intensity values of LOW frequency pixels are comparatively more than HIGH frequency pixels. Figure 1.(...
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Vein extraction from this image

I have this image: What methods should I use to extract the veins from this image. Thank you.
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How to Zero Pad in Order to Perform Filtering in the Fourier (Frequency) Domain?

Consider an $M\times N$ image $f$ and an $G \times K$ filter $h$. Given that convolution in the spatial domain corresponds to multiplication in the Fourier domain, then we can perform a convolution of ...
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How to Prove a 2D Filter Is Separable?

I want to prove that 2D Gaussian filter is separable and we can separate it into two dimensions, my problem is about the size of filters. we should prove that $G(x,y)*I$(where $G(x,y)=$$\begin{bmatrix}...
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What are some free alternatives to SIFT/ SURF that can be used in commercial applications?

As far as I understand, both SURF and SIFT are patent protected. Are there any alternative methods that can be used in a commercial application freely? For more info on the patent check out: http://...
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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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What's the difference between the Hough and Radon transforms?

I'm familiar with the Radon transform from learning about CT scans, but not the Hough transform. Wikipedia says The (r,θ) plane is sometimes referred to as Hough space for the set of straight ...
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Mathematics of Harris corner point detection

This is the mathematical expression for Harris corner detection: But I have the following doubts: What is the physical significance of $u$ and $v$? Many references say it is the magnitude by which ...
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What Is the Walsh Hadamard Transform? How Could One Use It in Image Processing?

I am trying to teach myself about the WHT but there dont seem to be many good explanations of it online anywhere. I think I have figured out how to calculate the WHT, but I am really trying to ...
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List of possible image features for content based image retrieval

I am trying to find a list of possible image features like color, oriented edges and so on for measuring their usability in case of finding same/similar objects in images. Does anyone know such a list ...
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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),...
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What is the advantage of weighted median filter over median filter?

I could not find any proof or comparison of weighted median and median filters. Yes the more occurring pixel contributes much but what should be the criteria of choosing weight function. And any ...
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Why a Convolution Matrix Is Called a Kernel?

According to Wikipedia: In image processing, a kernel, convolution matrix, or mask is a small matrix. I am wondering, why the matrix is called a kernel? Does it has anything to do with kernel ...
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Kernel Convolution in Frequency Domain - Cyclic Padding

I don't know whether this is the right place to post this, but I suppose it is. I know that frequency multiplication = circular convolution in time space for discrete signals (vectors). I also know ...
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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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recover image by only magnitude of image fourier transform

I have a image and I want calculate fft2 of it, after it I want recover image only by magnitude of it. how can I achieve this work? ...
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The Meaning of the Terms Isotropic and Anisotropic in the Total Variation Framework

The isotropic TV is defined as the estimation of 2-norm of gradients $\sqrt{(y_{i+1,j}-y_{i,j})^2+(y_{i,j+1}-y_{i,j})^2}$, while the anisotropic TV is defined as the estimation of 1-norm of gradients $...
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How to Solve Image Denoising with Total Variation Prior Using ADMM?

I was looking at some articles or Wikipedia on denoising images using the Total Variation norm. The setup is the Rudin Osher Fatemi (ROF) scheme, and the corresponding equation is: $$ F(u)=\int_{\...
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Filtering $ n \times n $ Images by Separable $ m \times m $ Filters. Computation Time for Filtering Using FFT, 2D Convolution and Two 1D Convolutions

Consider filtering square $n\times n$ images by square, separable $m\times m$ filters. Give general equations for the computation time for the following approaches to this: Filtering using FFT 2-D ...
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How to find out if a transform matrix is separable?

In image processing, when we have a series of basis images, how could we know if the transformation is separable or not? For example, I know that following bases are separable and transformation can ...
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What are some good signal and image processing blogs worth following?

Are there some good sites or blogs where I can keep myself updated on the latest news and papers about image and signal processing research, or I should just check out "classical" providers like IEEE ...
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What Are the Best Algorithms for Document Image Thresholding (Example Inside)?

I'm trying to implement various binarization algorithms to the image shown: Here's the code: clc; clear; x=imread('n2.jpg'); %load original image % Now ...
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Difference Between Correlation and Convolution in the Context of Image Processing

Could you please clearly explain what is the difference between correlation and convolution that is done by a filter on an image? I mean in terms of signal processing definition I know that ...
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Find the stomata in a plant microscopy image

Here is a question for image processing experts. I am working on a difficult computer vision problem. The task is to count the stomata (marked below) in DIC microscopy images. These images are ...
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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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Detecting Trail in Forest Images

Is anyone aware of any research/papers/software for identifying a trail (as a line or point-to-point curve) in an image of a forest scene (from the perspective of the camera standing somewhere along ...
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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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What Is the Difference between Difference of Gaussian, Laplace of Gaussian, and Mexican Hat Wavelet?

There are three techniques used in CV that seem very similar to each other, but with subtle differences: Laplacian of Gaussian: $\nabla^2\left[g(x,y,t)\ast f(x,y)\right]$ Difference of Gaussians: $ \...
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Auto-focus estimation?

What kind of analysis might be used on sets of 2D monochrome image matrices or bitmaps to estimate or compare their relative quality of being "in focus"? Is there an efficient way of computing a ...
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Auto Detection of Rotation Angle on Arbitrary Image with Orthogonal Features

I have a task at hand where I need to detect angle of an image like the following sample (part of microchip photograph). The image does contain orthogonal features, but they could have different size, ...
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Generate the Convolution Matrix of 2D Kernel for Convolution Shape of `same`

I want to find a convolution matrix for a certain 2D kernel $ H $. For example, for image Img of size $ m \times n $ , I want (in MATALB): ...
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Which domain used for denoising additive and multiplicative noises

I want to know what is the difference between additive noise, multiplicative noise.. In what domain these noises are handled to remove? I am interested particularly in image dataset Does different ...
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Parameters of Gaussian Kernel in the Context of Image Convolution

Hi Everyone i am new at image processing. I copy code from this website, I have image $600 \times 480$ gray scale. What will be the value of standard deviation or $\sigma$? What will be the value of ...
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After advice about detecting focus quality of objects in a photo detected using YoloV3

I've spent the last couple of days playing with YoloV3, and have had very good results. My use case is sports photography, and the object detection for people/bikes etc is very very good, I'm very ...
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JPEG DCT padding

Since the JPEG DCT block used is 8x8, how does the method deal with images with dimensions that are not multiples of 8? What kind of padding does it use? How are the 8x8 blocks of the image chosen?
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Gaussian Blur In MATLAB and Connection to Image Resolution

I am calling fspecial() in MATLAB to create a Guassian blur of an image. For example, ...
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Applying a 2D Convolution Using 2D FFT

So I was following the article Victor Podlozhnyuk (nVidia) - FFT Based 2D Convolution (Page 7). I have expanded the kernel to the correct way they have done it. However when it comes to the part on ...
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Intuitive Meaning of Regularization in Imaging Inverse Problems

Hello Every one I have been trying to understand the intuitive meaning of using a regularizer in images. Specifically what does the Total Variation regularizer do in images and how is it able to ...
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How to Validate Bilateral Filter Implementation?

For this may be a X-Y question, I'm providing the full background story: I'm trying to test for the correctness for a fixed point implementation of bilateral filter written in C. My current approach ...
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what's gaussian noise look like?

I am using Matlab function imnoise to add gaussian noise to one image. However, it seems that adjacent samples of the noise is correlated. I am using matlab code below to add noise. ...
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2D DWT computation order

In 2D the discrete wavelet transform (DWT) of an image using lifting based 5/3 filter, if I perform a row-wise operation first then perform column-wise operation then I will get 4 sub-band LL, LH and ...
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