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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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Calculating the SNR of a blurred image

I have a blurred and noisy image $X$, I want to apply the Wiener filter on it and get a deblurred and denoised image $Y$ (i.e apply inverse of blurring filter while at the same time reducing some ...
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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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Analytical Expression for Convolution of Two 2D DFTs

I am trying to do an image analysis problem on some images, and I want to calculate some things in the frequency domain which are giving me problems. Say I have an (discrete) image $I(x,y)$ of size $...
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Deconvolution Question on Article “Deriving Intrinsic Images from Image Sequences” by Yair Weiss

there are n derivative filters: $f_i$, and denote $f_i^r$ as $f_i$'s reverse filter such that $$f_i(x,y)=f_i^r(-x, -y)$$ $r_i, f_i$ given, to find $r$ from the equations: $$f_i * r = r_i, (1 \leq i \...
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Detect quasi-parallel lines with spurs in a binary image

I'm looking for a way to remove quasi-parallel curves from the net, as depicted in the figure. Not only the original nets (upper row in figure) contain many spurs, but also the curves to be detected ...
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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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Image Segmentation - Comparing GrabCut Method vs. Level Set Method

Checking the literature about image segmentation, if I am not wrong, there are two main approaches: Variational approach e.g. level-set optimization in Chan-Vese Combinatorial approach e.g. using ...
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What is a good distance measure for matching SIFT descriptors depending on the distribution of their noise?

I have read some papers about distance measures like Euclidean, Manhattan or Chi-Square for matching gradient based image descriptors like those computed from the SIFT Algorithm (128-D vectors). Most ...
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How to construct descriptors for irregularly shaped image patches

As hinted in this answer, Perceptual hashing is a way to ascribe comparable measures (hashes) to images (rectangular patches). The images do not need to be the same size, and can be slightly distorted,...
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Correct Fish Eye camera Radial Distortion and blurry effect at the image edges

There are a lot of questions regarding this topic ,but I am trying to get a more clear picture from these questions. I am trying to calibrate a fish eye camera and I am using OpenCV omnidir class ...
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Improving Canny Edge Detection and Contours Image Segmentation

I am working on an image segmentation project to identify playing cards on varying backgrounds. For my use case I care most that I accurately extract all the cards in the image; false-positives are ...
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How to replace color in an image without changing its texture/shades or brightness?

I want to replace color in an image from another color: For that sample image is below I want to replace color such that it becomes I know it can be easily done in Photoshop but I am looking for an ...
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Box filter approximations for oriented gabor filters

I'm currently working on a library to generate synthetic fingerprints using the SFinGe method (by Maltoni, Maio and Cappelli) link :http://biolab.csr.unibo.it/research.asp?organize=Activities&...
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Interpolating on the borders of differently-resolved images

I'm creating a three-dimensional model of the earth based on SRTM height data. The data set is pretty huge, so only a small fraction of the data is available at any given time. The height data is ...
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Why PSNR decreases for Ultrasound Images?

I am working different types of filters to remove speckle noise in ultrasound image. I have taken the below paper as my base paper and trying to reproduce the results of this paper: My Base Paper I ...
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Creating a Gaussian Pyramid

I'm trying to recreate a gassuain pyramid using the following scales: There seems to be two concepts used here: 1) When an image is halved, applying a gaussian kernel of σ will apply as 2σ. 2) When ...
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Any Good Image Blind Deconvolution Algorithm for Removing Camera Shake

I am working in digital image restoration field, i have images that are degraded by camera shake.. can anyone please suggest me any better non blind deconvolution algorithm. my images are similar to ...
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Perceptually Corresponding Error Map

Is there any better measurement of error between two images than just taking pixel value differences? The problem I am tackling is stitching images containing "sensitive" objects, such as moving ...
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blur PSF modeling for small stright camera movement

I am interested in reovering images affected by blur of known orientation and known span. Camera movement during capture is very small, blur span is of about 0-4px. What is the most accurate way to ...
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Blurring in anisotropic outputs

I am trying to produce ideal anisotropic diffusion outputs using the standard lena image. Using the first coefficient , the output is coming somewhat close to ideal ouput but when I increase the kappa ...
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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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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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How can I detect the tree rings?

I'm looking for the way to detect the tree rings automatically in the wood dist image. Using the matlab, I have removed the background, and binarized the image. How can I detect the white and black ...
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What impact have different types of border-handling on high pass or low pass filtering?

When high or low pass filters are being applied to an (grayscale) image, the borders need to be handled separately. They could be filled with 0's or 255's (b/w), repeat the nearest pixel value, or ...
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Are there any efficient algorithm to detect circular shape of arbitrary size in an image?

I have images that are 1278 by 1024. They are pictures of a certain product that is rectangular in shape and are about 25mm by 20mm. As a part of a quality inspection process using computer vision, ...
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How does the “additive operator splitting” exactly work?

I am reading about the non-linear (or non-homogenous) diffusion method (aka anistropic diffusion method). There are several ways of implementing this method. In all cases, we first need to discretise ...
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How do 2D DCT basis functions interact to produce 8x8 JPEG tiles?

This section is a bit of an intro. If you want to skip directly to where the problem is explicitly outlined, skip to the bottom of this post. Please note that I'm not hip with mathematical lingo, so ...
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How do I denoise a microscope image?

I'm working in a computer vision project, where the goal is to detect some specific parasites, but now that I have the images, I noticed that they have a watermark that specifies the microscope ...
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How to calculate Walsh hadamard transform for image patches of odd sizes?

I was reading this paper on optical flow, which as apart of the algorithm makes use Walsh-Hadamard transform on image patches of size 2r+1. So far, where ever I have looked, I could only find that ...
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Intuitively, why is the comb function the sampling function?

The comb function can be used to sample a continuous signal. The comb function is defined as follows $$ C_T(t) = \sum_{k=-\infty}^{\infty} \delta(t - kT) $$ where $\delta$ is the Dirac function, ...
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What is the difference between an impulse response and a kernel?

It seems to me they are two terms used to refer to the same concept, but, according to the Wikipedia page on Guassian filter a Gaussian filter is a filter whose impulse response is a Gaussian ...
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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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How do piecewise affine transformation work?

How can piecewise affine transform be used to warp an arbitrary collection of input landmark coordinates to a corresponding set of base coordinates? Can anyone give any physical examples, the book I ...
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How Does Mean Centering Affect the Result of Using SVD to Compress Images?

I have been learning about using the Singular Value Decomposition to find low rank approximations to matrices. I had an image which I converted to a matrix. I regarded each row of the matrix as a '...
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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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Skewed rectified aerial images

I have a series of aerial images from which I would like to get disparity maps for every consequent pair. In order to do that I do a stereo rectification. The problem is that sometimes rectified ...
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Mid-point of worm-like objects

I have a video of worm-like objects which move. They can move in a straight line, they can rotate in circles, they can move in a serpentine/winding/sinuous way. I need to track them. I already have ...
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Is it possible to calculate the optical flow magnitude for rigid motion?

For objects in 2D plane, it is pretty simple to calculate the displacement vectors using optical flow algorithms such as SLIC, LK, Färneback etc. But how it is possible to know the magnitude of the ...
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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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Improving Template Matching Algorithm for OpenCV

Car detection using OpenCV I am working on a small personal project where i have to know wether an image shown is a car or not. I am using the basic OpenCV python based template matching. Positive ...
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How to transform an aerial image

This is the first time I'm diving a little deep into images and computer vision. I have an aerial image taken from a drone (I know the pitch, roll, yaw of the drone and the angle of the camera ...
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Determining Optic Flow - Horn and Schunck - robust/insensitive to …

Can somebody explain to me why the Horn and Schunck algorithm (probably mostly the smoothness constraint) is robust to image sequences that are quantized rather coarsely in space and/or time. (Thought ...
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How to use FIR with Kaiser windows for 2D image

I am trying to use FIR filter (opensource codes from iowa hills software) as low pass filter, kaiser window, to filter 2D image. Does someone can guide me that how can I do that? I am able to obtain ...
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What Techniques Are Used for Signal / Image Denoising (Example Image Provided)?

I have an image that looks like this (it might appear low res in a browser because it is 16 MB). This image was taken with a scanning electron microscope, but because the equipment is outdated there ...
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stones' detection in jewel image

The project I am doing is to detect stones in an image of a jewel, so as to get the idea of the deduction to be made in the gross weight of the jewel. I have done image-segmentation in the HSV color ...
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Mesuring the distance between a base line and an object

I am working on an image having musical symbols, like Before i reach this step i have removed the staff lines to recognize them in efficiency. but now i want to detect on which stave line they exist. ...
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Find best fitting rectangles after applying edge detection

I am trying to implement a box detection algorithm. In my pipeline, I start with image warping to simulate a frontal view of the shelf containing the boxes (assuming boxes are straight in that ...
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algorithm for segmenting cheese microstructure

I'm trying to get the internal geometry of cheese from images of its microstructure: I tried the canny edge detector and otsu thresholding but neither of these worked very well. I'm guessing that I ...
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Obtaining the size of objects from an image

My objective is to be able to obtain the size, in pixels, of objects in images I'm receiving from a camera. I've tried two approaches thus far, both working to some extent, and I'm wondering if there'...
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Save ROI and background in two images

I'm using MATLAB Training Image Labeler app for labeling images and exporting the regions of interest (ROIs) which I save in .jpeg files.The ROIs are exported as a structure $1\times 430$ with two ...