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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SIFT between 1 image and dataset (2 images)

I use SIFT, and I want to find the angle of inclination of an image compared to two reference images, in short: I have 3 images : Image x: input image Two images 1 and 2, reference images that are ...
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Implementation of Fourier Domain Denoising with Hard Threshold

I just tried the Fourier denoising method with a hard threshold and my code is as follow: ...
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My X ray images have black background, which turn gray after low-pass filter. How to recover blackness?

I am applying a low-pass filter to X ray images, which changes the pixel distribution such that the background goes from black to gray. In the attached figure, this amounts to the mode increasing from ...
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Can the Entropy Be Used as a Measure of the Contrast of an Image?

I was looking for value that can measure a contrast of an image. And I found a couple of answers like this one https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13397394/how-to-measure-contrast-in-opencv-visual-c/...
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How to identify text size using image processing?

For a side project at home, I have several pdf documents in "standard" form (White background, black font for text). For several pages, I have footnotes which are different in size from the main body. ...
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Finding Homography Matrix Using Lines

I have some Points and Lines from original image and the corresponding points and lines from top view image. -> I tried to find homography using points Used OpenCV function findHomography(...
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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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Image Compression (JPEG) - Show the Effect of Number of Coefficients on Quality

write an m-file that will take the"cameraman" and produce a image quality or difference matrix for spectral selection method.The image properties are a sfollowings: For spectral selection: image1:DC ...
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What Is the MATLAB `imreconstruct()` Useful For?

Could some one tell reasons to use the MATLAB imreconstruct function when processing images? I already have studied the topic and what the function actually does to ...
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How to Create Image Editing Filters

I am trying to make filters for days but now I just want to know the experience of others rather than go on to wrong way and finally decided to put my query over ...
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Deconvolution - Richardson Lucy vs. Wiener Filter

I am studying some deconvolution techniques, In order to remove motion blur, like: Richardson-Lucy Wiener Are there any pros / cons of using one versus another? For example which are the pros / cons ...
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What Information Is Lost by Histogram Equalization?

I cannot think of a way to restore an original image after histogram equalization. But this latter seems to "enhance" (= increase contrast of) the image's details. What information is then lost by ...
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Calculating a transform with a circle and lines

I am trying to determine the transformation (rotation + translation + scale) between two images in order to shift them. The images are taken with two different modalities that produce very different ...
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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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How to Reverse Color Quantization?

Are there any algorithms that attempt to perform the inverse of color quantization on an image? In other words, is there a smart way to increase the bit depth of image? The obvious answer would be to ...
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Layman Description of the Kalman Filter

I want to know about Kalman Filter but i tried searching different links including Electrical Engineering StackExchange but the information available there was hardly digestible. All I am able to ...
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How to apply logarithm-power histogram modification?

I'm trying to implement logarithm-power histogram modification using this formula: and here is my try: ...
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Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR) in Python for an Image

How do I calculate the maximum signal to noise ratio (PSNR) in Python? Is there any library that can calculate PSNR for Image?
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How to Estimated the Noise Standard Deviation (STD - $ \sigma $) as a Function of Brightness from an Image?

Hi I don't know where to start from. I'm trying to implement a plot of noise with MATLAB. I have found a plot of noise standard deviation sigma vs. brightness from a images in the blog post - ...
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Equalization and then Sharpening vs Sharpening and then Equalization

This was a question from an exam of digital image processing: "Working with low contrast images, an elective method to enhance details and improve contrast is to apply in cascade an equalization of ...
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Algorithm for Color Balancing an Image

I'm working on color-balancing images with as little input from the user of my app as possible, specifically to remove color casts caused by scanning aged paper. Photoshop's Auto Color action works ...
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Concept About Estimated Standard Deviation

I am looking for the concept about estimate standard deviation. Actually I'm not sure how can I get a concept the estimate standard deviation ? If you know the concept, then would you let me know ...
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Smooth 2D Data with Discontinuous and Artificial Jumps

I have some data $(X,Y,Z)$, which is a set of measurements $Z$ over a $2D$ space $X$,$Y$. The $Z$ data on this space is continuous except for some discontinuous jumps in certain domains of $X$,$Y$ (...
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Can some one give me an example of cross correlation's high value where template matches with image?

I find it difficult to understand how result of cross correlation of a patch of image and image is high at matching point? what if patch contains small values and other non matching point contains ...
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Want to create a function that calculates the ISO and Shutter speed based on the brightness of previous image

I want to calculate the shutter speed and ISO of Picamera using the brightness information of the previous image I captured. I have already calculated the brightness of the previous image but I am ...
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MIMO FMCW radar - back-projection

any suggestion how to start implementing the back-projection algorithm in a FMCW MIMO radar? Currently I'm using 2D FFT to get radar image, I would try time-domain algorithms to improve the overall ...
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Response function for digital camera pixel

To help me with doing some signal processing on an image, I'd like to model how a digital camera works. The camera has a bunch of pixels. What is the relationship between the value of that pixel in ...
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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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Local noise intensity in an image

Noise can be assessed in uniform regions of an image, by subtracting a lowpass-filtered version of it. Then from the histogram of intensities, a global measure can be obtained (such as the average ...
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Losslessness of Laplacian Pyramid

I was just reading up on the Gaussian pyramid and the Laplacian pyramid, used in compression applications of image. The source is here - Carnegie Mellon 16-385 Computer Vision - Spring 2019, Lecture 3 ...
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CLAHE - Redistributing excess pixels among histogram bins

In order to clip an image's histogram to a maximum value, according to the CLAHE algorithm, the excess pixels (above the clip limit) will be distributed equally among all the histogram bins (While ...
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Interpretation of Histogram in Statistical Image Processing

I am learning statistical image processing by myself. In papers and books, it always show the histogram of original images and gradients as the following image shows. The histograms of images vary ...
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What Is the Difference Between MRF and Total Variation in Noise Removal?

I have a general question in image processing. I have a noisy image. I would like to classify the noisy image into some regions. Two famous approaches I can use are: MRF/Gibbs MRF: Model the spatial ...
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Magnitude of the Gradient in Frequency Domain

I'm learning some basics of image processing. Recently I've read about image filtering and two-dimensional Fourier transform, because I'm preparing for exam. And I have one question I don't know ...
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How to Clean Black and White Images Which Are Results of Edge Detection

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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ORB Algorithm: What Is Intensity Centroid?

So, I am reading a paper about ORB: An Efficient Alternative to SIFT or SURF and it happens to calculate the direction of corner from it center . According to Rosin the author of the paper;moments of ...
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Use Scale Space Representation to Filter Single Image

Currently I hope to use scale space representation to filter one image. Features in one image can be filtered using an Gaussian smooth filter with one optimal sigma. It means different features in one ...
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What Is the Algorithm Behind Photoshop's “Black and White” Adjustment Layer?

Can someone explain the algorithm behind the "Black and White" adjustment layer in photoshop? I have to reproduce it using C++ for an application that emphasizes non-red/magenta(ish) pixels from an ...
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Laplacian Operator with and without Diagonal Direction Elements in the Kernel

This is a general question on the laplacian operator, which has two different versions. The first version is : \begin{matrix} 0 & 1 & 0 \\ 1 & -4 & 1 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 \end{...
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Applying Lowpass (LPF) and Highpass (HPF) Filters to an Image in Frequency Domain in MATLAB

What I want is simply to apply low pass and highpass filters to an image in the frequency domain. Does MATLAB image processing toolbox have any commands for this?
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How to synchronize audio and video streaming for not fixed FPS streaming?

It's a 3-stage process. In the first stage, a video (with audio) is recorded at a fixed 25 FPS rate. In the second stage, it's demuxed in two different channels and the video is processed. In the ...
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Estimate Variance of Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN) Given Multiple Realizations with Different Mean

Given $ N $ images of the same scene, where each image is corrupted by additive white Gaussian noise of the same variance $ {\sigma}^{2} $. How can $ {\sigma}^{2} $ be estimated? So we have an Image $...
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How to produce color image using edge detected images?

Hi I am trying to produce an image which is a combination of multiple images such as in focus stacking. Now I have 6 photos and I want to produce a final image such that the final image uses blocks of ...
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Is it necessary to have a reference plane when doing structured-light scanning for depth calculation?

I'd like to create a point cloud of an object using the structured-light approach with either fringe-projection or dot markers but the object I plan on "scanning" won't be in front of a flat ...
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How to remove striped noise from this image. Which filter or algorithm use better?

I need to process a gray scale image. The task is to remove the stripes, which constitute some noise. I have next origin image: This image received many channels ADC(Y) in moment of time (Xn) from ...
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How to simulate Zoom, Pan, Tilt transformations? [closed]

Say we are looking at a football field from a broadcast view. To give us another tool, we also have a transform of that view to a topdown view. So our two views are like so: How would one simulate ...
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Discrete wavelet transform disadvantages

I read in a paper that the discrete wavelet transform (DWT) has two disadvantages The first one is the shift variance property due to the downsampling process. Could you please help me understanding ...
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Detect circle using Hough transform

I am new to image processing and try to learn how to detect circles using the hough transform in Matlab. I have a shortcode that seems to contain no errors but when I run it I get the image but with ...
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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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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 ...