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 warp and enlarge the center of an image?

I am trying to smoothly enlarge the center part of an image. The Skimage code that I use need an inverse map that specifies location of input pixels that will occur at the output pixel location. If I ...
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Efficient way to compute how much light is present in a scene (for camera focusing)

I'm developing somewhat of a camera app and need a way to compute how much light is present in a specific scene to know how to adjust the exposure and iso level so that the focused point will detailed ...
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Images as Markov chains

I have seen literature on representing black and white images as probability distributions and then computing "distances" between them, for example, in optimal transport. I was wondering if there is ...
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Satellite imagery color normalization

Satellite images available from public sources (Google Maps, Bing, ArcGis, etc) have a common "flaw" with color balance abruptly changing in places where two different images were stitched (perhaps ...
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Sampling Theorem for images

A medical Image has a size of 8x8 inches. The sampling resolution is 5 cycles/mm. How many pixels are required? Will an image of size 256x256 be enough? I know sampling in 1D signal but cannot get ...
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Disabled parking sign detection

I would like to ask you, if you could recommend some algorithm for detection of handicapped or disabled parking sign painted on the road or on the traffic sign. I am thinking about image morphology (...
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How to separate spliced(photoshopped) part from the rest of the spliced image?

I'm working on a project to detect spliced images and want 128x128 patches at the boundaries of the forged regions. I have the authentic background image and the spliced(photoshopped) one. If I ...
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Hisotgram equalisation error, help with my code

Iam working on implenting a histogram equalisation of an image without using inbuilt functions specifcally imhist and histeq, I have, for the most part understood what do during a histogram ...
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Elimination of image blurring using noise model restoration techniques

How can the blurring be eliminated from image using the noise model restoration process techniques? To my knowledge the answer must be filter.If yes,then which filter is used?
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How Is the Gaussian Kernel Related to the Euclidean Distance of the Neighborhoods in the Non Local Means Denoising Algorithm?

I am reading the paper A non-local algorithm for image denoising that describes the original non-local means algorithm. They define (p. 3 of the pdf) the distance between two square fixed ...
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How to implement separable bilateral filter?

I’m trying to optimize my naively implemented O(n^2) bilateral filter for 2D images. I googled and found a lot of theoretical explanations about the separate one. However, it seems there are things ...
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Use FOV or camera deprojection to find position of pixel in world coordinates relative to my camera?

A teammate and I were discussing how best to get a 3D coordinate point (X, Y, Z) in world units from an RGB-D depth image. I'm using an intel real sense D435. From how I have researched it using the ...
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What is meant by peak value of gradient magnitude?

I am trying to write MATLAB code for the research paper entitled Echocardiography Image Enhancement Using Adaptive Fractional Order Derivatives. The two thresholds are given by a=(peak+min(Gmag))/2 ...
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What is the difference between a range filter and a low-pass filter?

A low-pass filter attenuates the high frequencies, preserving only smooth variations in the provided image. The result of an image which is low-pass filtered is an image with blurred edges (hence ...
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What is the relation between smoothing and blurring?

Is there any difference between smoothing and blurring? Are these two operations the same or do these terms refer to different operations?
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Why is correlation involved? - Axis Rescaling for a 2D axes - brightfield illumination microscopy of blood cells

for 1D axis rescaling, you use a FOV calculation len_pixel=total_magnification * len_specimen_in_pixel len_specimen_in_pixel=len_pixel/total_magnification and then to get the axes rescaled, you do ...
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What is intuitively a diffusion in the context of images?

I have heard the word "diffusion" in the context of image processing and computer vision. However, images are discrete and I associate the word "diffusion" with a continuous process. Intuitively, what ...
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PATMAX / Flexible ROI for matlab

I just googled for some hours if there is any toolbox / library for MATLAB with which you can realize something similar like PATMAX does for cognex cameras. I want to add flexible ROI for moving ...
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What is the relation between time, frequency, spatial and spectral domains?

What is the relation between time, frequency, spatial and spectral domains? I think that time and spatial domains are the "original" domains (e.g. if the signal is a greyscale image, then the domain ...
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What does this notation $g(x) = S\{\delta(t) \}(x)$ mean?

What does this notation mean $g(x) = S\{\delta(t) \}(x)$ mean, where $S$ is a "system", $\delta(t)$ is the impulse function and $g(x)$ the output function of the system? I am really not familiar with ...
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Difference Between Contrast Enhancement and Texture Enhancement in Images

I have a very basic question. I understand that contrast enhancement is exaggerating the difference between the intensity of the adjacent structures and texture in an image is the repeating geometric ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MatLab-Finding error in hough line transform

Can I calculate the number of error in Hough Line Transform using MatLab? I did Hough Line Transform process from Canny Edge Detection, but it is unable to detect all the lines. Thanks.
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Brightness equalization between different images

I am dealing with a proprietary whole slide image format from 3DHistech, namely MRXS. This image is produced by scanning a glass slide biopsy. The scanner takes pictures at certain positions which ...
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How to add additive noise to an image?

I have the following image I and I want to add additive noise using the array N below. Can you please give me a calculation example of how to achieve this? Do I have to move from image space to ...
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Producing masks from mostly-static-background subtraction when given the background

My data set contains a number of high resolution greyscale images containing a person's face. A single image containing the background without the face is provided. The background is mostly static in ...
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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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How would I fit a distribution to this image noise?

I have collected some noise data from a dimly lit CMOS image sensor. The distribution of pixel values is tallied below:- I'd like to be able to simulate this sensor noise. How would I fit a ...
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Improving credit-card-like image scan for OCR

OCR works best for black on white or binary images, where letters have sharp contours, no noise, and solid filling, i.e. they are nothing like this: For the curious it's a part of a document number ...
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Quantization of Image which have taken from partially less dark

I have picture with high resolution with 20M memory space and this image has been taken from the standing away from the window in room which has significantly less light as compared to outside. Image ...