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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Extracting signal from data using Otsu thresholding in MATLAB?

I am very new to signal processing. I am trying to extract a signal from my data using otsu threholding but it's not fully accurate. In this case I know that there is going to be a single signal in ...
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What do we mean by spectrum?

Consider the context of image processing and computer vision, and, in particular, discrete Fourier transform. For example, in the sentence In the Discrete Time Fourier Transform the forward ...
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Crop all written letters from single image

Above image has handwritten hindi / deavanagari letters all on a single image. Task is to Prepare a dataset from the given assignment.jpg image using image processing tools Idon't have clarity ...
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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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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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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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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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Determining Parameters of S Function for Image Global Contrast Enhancement

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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On Human (Face) Detection

There are many face detection and recognition algorithms and APIs out there; however, most of them can produce same results for paintings and avatars as for human face. So, is there any specific ...
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Burst Deblurring algorithm - Understanding the results

I've attempt to implement the algorithm from the paper "Burst Deblurring: Removing Camera Shake Through Fourier Burst Accumulation". The main idea is to take several frames of the same scene, each ...
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How can I detect pipeline cracks using OpenCV and Python?

I have developed a robot that captures images of the pipeline interior as it moves. The requirement was to be able to detect cracks inside. So far i tried several OpenCV codes that find the crack ...
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Excluding points too close to a set of coordinates

I was wondering if anyone can help me. My ultimate aim is to take an image like the one shown and draw line between the white and black blobs that show a direction and output the coordinates in the ...
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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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Relation between variance of gaussian noise and intensity variance in Bilateral filter

So I implemented the code for bilateral filter from here and ran it for various values of spatial sigma and intensity sigma. I noticed that when I add gaussian noise to an image with variance say 0.02,...
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converting digital length to physical length using reference object

I am trying to find actual length of an object, say X, from an image. For that I'm using a reference object , say Y, ( object of known dimensions ). From image while converting pixel length of X to ...
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What is a basic method to segment “dark blobs”?

I'm new to image processing, but I have good knowledge of general data processing. Could you please suggest an approach which can be used to segment images like this? I suppose it is some kind of ...
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Detection of interesting structure in images?

I'm looking for methods of computing some measure of structure in an image. (I do not have a rigorous definition of "structure" though........) Consider the 15 image blocks below: Suppose for each ...
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Can an untilted perspective of an object be obtained from a 2D image of a tilted object using angular transformations?

I'm trying to make a height estimation algorithm that works in tandem with a bounding box object detector. The object detector can recognise the objects in images taken at pitch/yaw angular offsets. ...
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Remove a line in image with FFT

I would like to remove vertical line from an image (an example). I took a 2D FFT and try to apply a mask to suppress the line. Nonethelesse the approch is not very efficient, because i lose an ...
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Image zooming with Fourier transform

I want to go from this image into this one: So basically I need to scale the white square. The authors of the paper claim that this can be done in four steps: zero-padding in real space (image is ...
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Image Interpolation Using the Yule Walker Equations

I have been studying about the Yule-Walker equations for prediction of a time series data from knowledge of past values of the series. Is there any way I can use the same in an image to exploit the ...
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Is signal processing used in block matching algorithms

I'm working on a custom video codec which uses the standard mean squared error to find blocks. As explained by this youtube video you choose a search area size to find a block in. Each pixel of the ...
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Does Mutual information utilize spatial information to calculate image similarity?

To calculate images similarity based on Mutual Information (MI), histogram and join histogram is required. In the literature, there are 2 contradict opinions about MI operation. 1. MI does not utilize ...
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Is the behaviour of the following filter plausible?

I've designed a filter based on this equation $$ E(u) = \frac{1}{2}\int_{\Omega} \left[(u-f)^2 + g(\lVert \nabla u \rVert)\right]dxdy $$ Euler-Lagrange equations in this case are (should be) given ...
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Are shadows additive

So I was thinking about the problem of shadows in images. From an image processing point of view, would you classify cast shadows in a scene as an additive phenomenon or as a multiplicative phenomenon ...
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Chapter 4, section 4.2.1. in Szelisky computer vision, is there a mistake?

I've already asked a similar question in mathematics exchange without getting an answer, I read a bit more and I think the question might be more suitable for the signal processing exchange. ...
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What Is a Weighted Local Histogram?

I'm reading through a couple of academic papers, and this terms often comes up "local weighted histogram". An example of quote is the following: First, cumulative histograms are built for every ...
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Binarization, and then thinning/skeletonization

I have pictures of networks, like the one below, and my goal is to obtain the network's skeleton from processing those images. My approach lies in two steps, first I convert grayscale image to binary ...
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How to flatten this OCT image with respect to the marked line

I am working on a medical image processing project where I have to use retinal OCT images. I am using the dataset available here. This dataset has a lot of images and I want to flatten all of them. I ...
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Fast Calculation of Legendre moments in images using kernel-separability

I am implementing zero order approximation method to calculate Legendre moment of an image. One simple way to calculate moments is directly using loops and calculate the double summation as given in ...
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Estimating the deformation of a printed label in an image

For a university honours project, I am developing an algorithm to read the text on nutrition labels. One difficulty I have encountered is how to 'flatten' the text in images of labels that are very ...
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How to recognize for small video sequence with a large sequence?

I'm working on the idea of recognizing a small video sequence (a sequence of 18 seconds) within a long one (a sequence of 15 minutes), the first idea that come to mind stats that I have to ...
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Estimating a matrix from another matrix

The problem is the non- negative matrix factorization of a matrix. Let me explain my problem I have an original matrix $A=\begin{bmatrix} 0.248437 &0.25198098 & 0.25396825 & 0.25077881\\ 0....
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Doubt regarding definition of pixel bond

The following is a quotation from an Image processing textbook: The connectivity relationship between a center pixel and its eight neighbors can be quantified by the concept of a pixel bond, the sum ...
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How to define the scales in a biorthogonal, dyadic Discrete Wavelet Transform in Python

I am sorry if this has been discussed before but I could not find any answer. I am trying to implement an algorithm that I found in a paper which asks for a biorthogonal, dyadic DWT with scales 1 and ...
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Log energy and Shannon entropy?

For best tree decomposition using wavelet packets, i have tried both Shannon and log energy entropy functions. I noticed that log energy leads to images with higher PSNR values. Could you please help ...
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Why use Active Contours segmentation (snake) over Level Sets segmentation and vice versa in image processing?

I am reading about segmentation and I cannot seem to figure out why use active contours over level sets and vice versa. Basically the way I understood it, level sets is relatively the same ...
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Impact of Interpolation Types in Image Filtering (Laplacian Pyramids)

I am trying to construct Laplacian pyramids with different interpolation schemes such as bilinear, nearest neighbor, cubic and spline to observe the effect of interpolation types. I wrote a code in ...
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sharpness in DCT domain image

How can we calculate the sharpness of Discrete Cosine Transform domain of an image?Is it worthy in image quality assessment?
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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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zernik moments and Local binary pattern

Both of zernik moments and Local binary pattern (LBP) are feature detectors and can achieve rotation invarient. How can they achieve rotation invarient over an image? What are the advantages of ...
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What motion estimation techniques that could estimate the motion of every pixel?

I'm trying to estimate a motion from a video, however based on my finding, those methods usually meant for large motion and sparse in nature. Optical flow: Sparse and fail to detect sub-pixel motion ...
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why double desity DWT use two HPF?

The double-density DWT is an improvement upon the critically sampled DWT with important additional properties: It employs one scaling function and two distinct wavelets, which are designed to be ...
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SSIM index: Clearly explained

I am trying to understand the SSIM index to compare two images for similarity, but I am having difficulties understanding how it is done. Therefore, I would like to ask, if someone can explain it ...
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Low pass image filter

I have feature in my camera that indicates "Low Frequency Flat Field correction" and I want to evaluate its impact on the image. How can I do this? Currently I can only take pictures of a uniform ...
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Obtaining Subpixel Resolution for Video Processing in Python

I am working on a video processing application to calculate distance between two points using opencv Specs : Linear Pixels - 1600. FOV - 100 mm Resolution per pixel using above data : 62 micron ...
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Cartoonize and colorize

I'm trying to make a specific image filter, processing a picture to cartoonize and change the colors. Here you can see the original and the expected result: http://codingfocus.com/ieffect.jpg I'm ...
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Removing bright lights from image using Matlab

I want to remove a bright spot in an image. This is the image I used: and this is the Matlab code I wrote: ...
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How to remove artefacts from this image?

There is some vertical banding near the tree trunks in the following image. Is there a way remove this type of artefact, preferably using Mathematica?
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Normalization of signal against reference

I am trying to figure out if there is any standard way of normalizing a sequence such as a time series against a reference sequence. I am not an expert on signal processing but I was hoping someone ...