EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing

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List of Papers (Total 525)

Making texture descriptors invariant to blur

Besides a high distinctiveness, robustness (or invariance) to image degradations is very desirable for texture feature extraction methods in real-world applications. In this paper, focus is on making arbitrary texture descriptors invariant to blur which is often prevalent in real image data. From previous work, we know that most state-of-the-art texture feature extraction methods...

Directional global three-part image decomposition

We consider the task of image decomposition, and we introduce a new model coined directional global three-part decomposition (DG3PD) for solving it. As key ingredients of the DG3PD model, we introduce a discrete multi-directional total variation norm and a discrete multi-directional G-norm. Using these novel norms, the proposed discrete DG3PD model can decompose an image into two...

BM3D filter in salt-and-pepper noise removal

There is a significant recent advance in filtering of the salt-and-pepper noise for digital images. However, almost all recent schemes for filtering of this type of noise are not taking into an account the shape of objects (in particular edges) in images. We have applied the block-matching and 3D filtering (BM3D) scheme in order to refine the output of the decision-based/adaptive...

Adaptive error protection coding for wireless transmission of motion JPEG 2000 video

The delivery of video over wireless, error-prone transmission channels requires careful allocation of channel and source code rates, given the available bandwidth. In this paper, we present a theoretical framework to find an optimal joint channel and source code rate allocation, by considering an intra-coded video compression standard such as Motion JPEG 2000 and an error-prone...

Unified piecewise epipolar resampling method for pushbroom satellite images

Computational stereo is in the fields of computer vision and photogrammetry. In the computational stereo and surface reconstruction paradigms, it is very important to achieve appropriate epipolar constraints during the camera-modeling step of the stereo image processing. It has been shown that the epipolar geometry of linear pushbroom imagery has a hyperbola-like shape because of...

Spatio-temporal consistent depth-image-based rendering using layered depth image and inpainting

Depth-image-based rendering (DIBR) is a commonly used method for synthesizing additional views using video-plus-depth (V+D) format. A critical issue with DIBR-based view synthesis is the lack of information behind foreground objects. This lack is manifested as disocclusions, holes, next to the foreground objects in rendered virtual views as a consequence of the virtual camera...

Geometric bounding box interpolation: an alternative for efficient video annotation

In video annotation, instead of annotating every frame of a trajectory, usually only a sparse set of annotations is provided by the user: typically its endpoints plus some key intermediate frames, interpolating the remaining annotations between these key frames in order to reduce the cost of the video labeling. While a number of video annotation tools have been proposed, some of...

Fast colorization based image coding algorithm using multiple resolution images

This paper proposes a representative pixel (RP) extraction algorithm and chrominance image recovery algorithm for the colorization-based digital image coding. The colorization-based coding methods reduce the color information of an image and achieve higher compression ratio than JPEG coding; however, they take much more computing time. In order to achieve low computational cost...

Stopping criterion for linear anisotropic image diffusion: a fingerprint image enhancement case

Images can be broadly classified into two types: isotropic and anisotropic. Isotropic images contain largely rounded objects while anisotropics are made of flow-like structures. Regardless of the types, the acquisition process introduces noise. A standard approach is to use diffusion for image smoothing. Based on the category, either isotropic or anisotropic diffusion can be used...

Driver aggressiveness detection via multisensory data fusion

Detection of driver aggressiveness is a significant method in terms of safe driving. Every year, a vast number of traffic accidents occur due to aggressive driving behaviour. These traffic accidents cause fatalities, severe disorders and huge economical cost. Therefore, detection of driver aggressiveness could help in reducing the number of traffic accidents by warning related...

A review on dark channel prior based image dehazing algorithms

The presence of haze in the atmosphere degrades the quality of images captured by visible camera sensors. The removal of haze, called dehazing, is typically performed under the physical degradation model, which necessitates a solution of an ill-posed inverse problem. To relieve the difficulty of the inverse problem, a novel prior called dark channel prior (DCP) was recently...

High-capacity watermarking of high dynamic range images

High dynamic range (HDR) imaging techniques address the need to capture the full range of color and light that the human eyes can perceive in the real world. HDR technology is becoming more and more pervasive. In fact, most of the cameras and smartphones available on the market are capable of capturing HDR images. Among the challenges posed by the spread of this new technology...

Driver head pose estimation using efficient descriptor fusion

A great interest is focused on driver assistance systems using the head pose as an indicator of the visual focus of attention and the mental state. In fact, the head pose estimation is a technique allowing to deduce head orientation relatively to a view of camera and could be performed by model-based or appearance-based approaches. Model-based approaches use a face geometrical...

A novel approach for handedness detection from off-line handwriting using fuzzy conceptual reduction

A challenging area of pattern recognition is the recognition of handwritten texts in different languages and the reduction of a volume of data to the greatest extent while preserving associations (or dependencies) between objects of the original data. Until now, only a few studies have been carried out in the area of dimensionality reduction for handedness detection from off-line...

Benchmarking of objective quality metrics for HDR image quality assessment

Recent advances in high dynamic range (HDR) capture and display technologies have attracted a lot of interest from scientific, professional, and artistic communities. As in any technology, the evaluation of HDR systems in terms of quality of experience is essential. Subjective evaluations are time consuming and expensive, and thus objective quality assessment tools are needed as...

A comprehensive survey of handwritten document benchmarks: structure, usage and evaluation

Handwriting has remained one of the most frequently occurring patterns that we come across in everyday life. Handwriting offers a number of interesting pattern classification problems including handwriting recognition, writer identification, signature verification, writer demographics classification and script recognition, etc. Research in these and similar related problems...

Rotation update on manifold in probabilistic NRSFM for robust 3D face modeling

This paper focuses on recovering the 3D structure and motion of human faces from a sequence of 2D images. Based on a probabilistic model, we extensively studied the rotation constraints of the problem. Instead of imposing numerical optimizations, the inherent geometric properties of the rotation matrices are taken into account. The conventional Newton’s method for optimization...

Screen reflections impact on HDR video tone mapping for mobile devices: an evaluation study

This paper presents an evaluation of high-dynamic-range (HDR) video tone mapping on a small screen device (SSD) under reflections. Reflections are common on mobile devices as these devices are predominantly used on the go. With this evaluation, we study the impact of reflections on the screen and how different HDR video tone mapping operators (TMOs) perform under reflective...

Robust surface normal estimation via greedy sparse regression

Photometric stereo (PST) is a widely used technique of estimating surface normals from an image set. However, it often produces inaccurate results for non-Lambertian surface reflectance. In this study, PST is reformulated as a sparse recovery problem where non-Lambertian errors are explicitly identified and corrected. We show that such a problem can be accurately solved via a...

Melanoma recognition using extended set of descriptors and classifiers

The paper presents a novel method of melanoma recognition on the basis of dermoscopic images. We use color images of skin lesions, advanced image processing, and different classifiers to distinguish melanoma from the other non-melanoma lesions. Different families of descriptors are used for generation of the image diagnostic features for final pattern recognition. To increase the...

Adaptive dualISO HDR reconstruction

With the development of modern image sensors enabling flexible image acquisition, single shot high dynamic range (HDR) imaging is becoming increasingly popular. In this work, we capture single shot HDR images using an imaging sensor with spatially varying gain/ISO. This allows all incoming photons to be used in the imaging. Previous methods on single shot HDR capture use...

Recaptured video detection based on sensor pattern noise

With the advances in digital camcorders, video recapturing (screen camcording), which is also called camcorder theft, is becoming a significant problem. Nevertheless, little research on recaptured video detection has been undertaken. In this paper, an automated method for the detection of recaptured videos is proposed based on the shot-based sensor pattern noise (SPN). The SPN...

Superpixel-based image noise variance estimation with local statistical assessment

Noise estimation is fundamental and essential in a wide variety of computer vision, image, and video processing applications. It provides an adaptive mechanism for many restoration algorithms instead of using fixed values for the setting of noise levels. This paper proposes a new superpixel-based framework associated with statistical analysis for estimating the variance of...

A study on different experimental configurations for age, race, and gender estimation problems

This paper presents a detailed study about different algorithmic configurations for estimating soft biometric traits. In particular, a recently introduced common framework is the starting point of the study: it includes an initial facial detection, the subsequent facial traits description, the data reduction step, and the final classification step. The algorithmic configurations...

Backward compatible HDR stereo matching: a hybrid tone-mapping-based framework

Stereo matching under complex circumstances, such as low-textured areas and high dynamic range (HDR) scenes, is an ill-posed problem. In this paper, we introduce a stereo matching approach for real-world HDR scenes which is backward compatible to conventional stereo matchers. For this purpose, (1) we compare and evaluate the tone-mapped disparity maps to find the most suitable...