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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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Algorithm to convert a GeoTIFF file to PNG image format

I have a bunch of GeoTIFF files that I am processing into a TFrecords format for machine learning. Now I can't put tiffs directly into a TFRecords format and so I ...
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Are There Common Values of Standard Deviation for Gaussian Noise of an Image?

For example, it occurs to me that there might be a standard deviation value of Gaussian noise in which the human eye could no longer distinguish an object because the standard deviation is very high ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for zero padding in image processing?

I see there are a lot of answers on why zero padding is necessary and how it avoids wrapping around the sides of images. However is there a rule of thumb on how much padding will be good for the image ...
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Converting very short “motionless” video frames to single, better-resolved, images

I made a mistake with my newly bought compact camera, before a trip to Japan. Instead of taking single pictures, I ended up with a few short "MP4" video files (1 second, 2-3 frames). I could "easily ...
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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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What is the betwwen [i,j] and [u,v] in explinations of correlation and convolution (picture attached)?

I don't know how to write 'summation' symbol here hence posting the picture. Can someone explain to me the difference between i,j and u,v in this explanation of correlation and convolution? I know ...
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What is meant by labels in 'gaussian shaped labels (reference attached)'?

I am trying to understand MATLAB code and it uses a line like: ...
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Image from Inverse FFT operation is sparse

I'm trying to train a deep nerual network that takes in input, an signal in the frequency domain, and attempts to learn a mapping to another signal in the frequency domain. Basically, the input to ...
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Text detection and recognition from Image

Let say you are given this image and want to detect and recognize the digits printed on the fuses. for all CV-operations i used OpenCV 3.4.4 and Python I did already these things: Detection: 1) ...
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When a stochastic process would be a beneficial model in terms of noise

Let's say we have an image/signal with some noise in it. When would it be beneficial to model the signal as an outcome of a stochastic process? More specifically: How significant would noise have to ...
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How to detect the maximum resolvable spatial frequency of camera?

I am trying to calculate the minimum line pixel width that can be distinguished from noise as shown in the camera test chart in Figure 1 where the thinner lines on the left are getting more and more ...
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What is a `patch expert'?

In many facial tracking algorithms based on constrained local models (CLM), such as this one and also this one, the first step of the algorithm is to learn a 'patch expert' which learns if a proposed ...
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Seperating two (image) signals in Fourier Space / Denoising

i have a problem here which is not so easy to solve. I have a measurement system which provides me two signals: -The "contrast" channel" - this is the main channel on the object -A second channel ...
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Extracting audio from picture of time-domain signal

I saw this nifty art thing where they dress up the time-domain audio signal in some pretty way. https://www.etsy.com/ArtbloxShop/listing/621561709/sound-wave-art-custom-soundwave-print My question is ...
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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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Finding Local mean value of pixels of window

I want to solve the equation (2) in the attached picture which tells the local mean value. But i don't have any idea about how to evaluate this equation using matlab code. could only guess w indicates ...
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What does “invariant to bias and gain changes” mean?

Reading this paper, about the ECC criterion (which is included in opencv3), In section 3, the following is stated, with regard to the following equation: (4) $\left\|\frac{i_r}{\left\|i_r\right\|} - \...
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How to calculate the variance of noise when an image is downsampled?

I have a noisy image for which I know the noise variance. (Basically I created noisy image by adding noise). Now, I'm downsampling this noisy image. How does the noise variance change? Is it possible ...
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How does phase relate to motions in an image?

There is lots of research based on exaggerating motions by decomposing an image into complex sub-bands using pyramid representations such as the complex steerable pyramid and manipulating phase ...
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fitting lines based on image content with python

I trained an algorithm for road semantic segmentation that gives an output like this: I want to retrieve the coordinates of the vanishing point (the top of the triangle) and to fit two lines ...
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Switching camera angle based on several images

Given a number (3 or 4) of different images of a given subject from different angles, how do I interpolate to an angle that isn't available on any of the photos? What is this technique called and is ...
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problem in selecting correct algorithm for project (RCNN)

I am doing a deep learning project in which i have to identify different models of cars. i am a bit confused for the following reason: first is what algorithm should I use. I have studied that RCNNs ...
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Calculating the Mean Square Error (MSE) in Wavelet Denoising

I´m currently reading the paper (to be more precise: it´s a chapter from the book "Shearlets, Multiscale Analysis of Multivariate Data" by Kutyniok and Labate) "Image Processing Using Shearlets" by G....
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Is there a way to find a picture inside another picture, using only 2D Fourier Transforms of both images?

Can Fourier Transforms of both images tell anything about "likeliness" of two pictures? If yes, how precise? Can it still work if only several pixels are different or can it tell they are same if one ...
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Confusion regarding lacunarity of koch curves with same fractal dimension but different orders

I'm trying to use the concept of lacunarity to classify images, as per how a few research papers have done it. To verify whether my equations and implementation are correct, I'm trying to verify the ...
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Scratch Detection On Noisy Textured Surface

I wish to extract long thin scratches from the noisy background image.I have tried several ways such as stacking smoothed image with input image to remove some of the noisy background patch before ...
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retrieving complete 2d autocorrelation function from 2d power spectral density function (numpy.fft.ifft2)

My question is at the boundary between signal processing and python. I have a 2d power spectral density function (PSDF) constructed on Nx/2 + 1 and ...
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Why does White Noise in images imply noise in adjacent pixels are independent?

My professor said in the class that for "Additive White noise, the noise in pixels adjacent to each other are independent". How? This is what I have got so far: White noise implies that PSD (Power ...
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Correlation between 2 signals of uneven dimensions

As a part of my work, I am trying to correlate the audio signal in a video with the pixels of each frame. The steps I follow are: Audio sampling rate and frame rate of the video are known. So, ...
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What are the differences between Gaussian down-sampling and bicubic down-sampling in Matlab? Which is more accurate for simulating low resolution?

I see in some of the technical papers, good practice for downsampling is to first pass the image through a Gaussian Filter and then take sampling to avoid problems like aliasing and so on. However, ...
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Why is the size of results from FFT half the size of the input, while that is not the case in image processing?

When dealing with real data, Fourier Transform produces symmetric results and FFT algorithms discards half of it. An input with 1024 points will yield only 513 points in the output. However, in image ...
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Error due to downsampling an image

I have two images $I_1$ and $I_2$ suppose $I_2 = downscale(I_1)$, so for example if $I_1$ has resolution 1024x1024 $I_2$ could be 512x512. How can I measure how much quality I've lost during this ...
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Is the Sobel filter a high pass filter, and if not, what is the difference between them?

I am an artist with an interest in signal processing. I realize that maybe this question very basic, but the web banner on the frontpage says "anyone can ask", so I assume that means beginners too. ...
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Bundle adjustment optimization parameters

While reading the Wikipedia article on Bundle adjustment, I came across the following objective function used to represent the bundle adjustment problem. I have two questions regarding this objective ...
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Amount of pixel eroded

Is there a definite relation between the kernel size and shape of a morphology change and the amount of pixels added or removed? I have a case where I have a segmented image, and I need to remove x ...
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Filter imaging based on the spectrum image

On the left I have the noised spectrum image can we choose which filter to work based on it? For example in the 3rd row it seems that all the energy is concentrated in the middle so we need to "...
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Detection of Video Quality Using Python

I am getting started with image/video processing. As a start I have a dataset for which the goal is to detect the quality as the video progresses. Based on my readings I think any video under test ...
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Polyphase FIR image downscaling

I recently started designing a Polyphase FIR filter in with a lanczos kernel interpolator to resample an image in Python. The goal is to downscale the image using these methods. However, I think I don'...
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Corresponding filter in the frequency domain

If we take a 7 by 7 mean filter in the spatial domain, the corresponding filter in the frequency domain is the sinc function? Is there is a list of filter in spatial domain and corresponding function ...
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Adaptive Clip Limit on CLAHE

I am working on CLAHE algorithm in order to contrast enhancement. I try to find best clip value to get best result image. However, each input image desires different clip value. Therefore, I need an ...
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Which frequency filter is it?

To which frequency filter the following operator is equivalent? -1 0 -1 0 4 0 -1 0 -1 In the image domain, it is a laplacian rotated by 45 degrees. In the ...
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Rotation invariant vs rotation variant

I have a very basic question. We have Rotation invariant filters and filters which are not invariant to rotation. Now let us suppose I want to apply one of these filters. How can I decide which one is ...
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What principles to use, in order to create field that will be read by OCR?

I currently have an invoice, where some numbers are written by hand, and I would need to read them automatically. My past experience is that people who write numbers will them write in so many ...
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How to normalise data for iterative computation of extrinsic camera matrix?

Hartley & Zisserman defend that data normalisation is an essential step prior to the estimation of geometric image transformations. The reasoning behind this, as stated in their book [1, Section 4....
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How should I go about cleaning up this kind of images? (algos)

I want to extract text from some images with messy backgrounds. First step was switching to gray scale, applying an edge detection algorithm, and then cleaning up a little bit. Here's an example of ...
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Determining parameters of S-function

I know that S-function (membership function from fuzzy set theory) is a commonly used function for image enhancement. I am reading a paper titled 'A Novel Fuzzy Image Enhancement using S-Shaped ...
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Performing inverse DFT after taking conjugate of the result of DFT

The following is a question I got in my school assignment. Pick an image and follow the operations Multiply image by (−1)x+y. Compute the DFT. Take the complex conjugate of the ...
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Performing DFT twice on an image. Why am I getting an inverted image? [duplicate]

I was asked to perform DFT on an image twice as a part of my school assignment. Why am I getting a blurry inverted image when I perform DFT on an image twice? Sorry, I'm new to image processing and ...
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How to set sigmas and kernels for 3D-Laplacian of Gaussian filters to blob detection in Matlab?

I have written code according to a paper for Lung CT images, but its output wasn't correct. I think it is because of the setting of its parameters. The paper is about a multi-scale method using a ...
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What is different between Euclidean distance and the Geodesic distance?

We have two kinds of distance in image: Euclidean distance and the Geodesic distance. What is different between them? Could you show mathematic formula or visualization to make it clear? The reference ...