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Emerging Methods for Color Image and Video Quality Enhancement

  1. Research Article

    Chroma Noise Reduction in DCT Domain Using Soft-Thresholding

    The chroma noise effect seriously reduces the quality of digital images and videos, especially if they are acquired in low-light conditions. This paper describes the DCT-CNR (Discrete Cosine Transform-Chroma Nois...

    Antonio Buemi, Arcangelo Bruna, Massimo Mancuso, Alessandro Capra and Giuseppe Spampinato

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2011 2010:323180

    Published on: 9 January 2011

  2. Research Article

    Using Adaptive Tone Mapping to Enhance Edge-Preserving Color Image Automatically

    One common characteristic of most high-contrast images is the coexistence of dark shadows and bright light source in one scene. It is very difficult to present details in both dark and bright areas simultaneou...

    Kuo-Jui Hu, Min-Yao Lu, Je-Chuang Wang, Tao-I Hsu and Ting-Ting Chang

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2010 2010:137134

    Published on: 14 December 2010

  3. Research Article

    Automatic Segmentation and Inpainting of Specular Highlights for Endoscopic Imaging

    Minimally invasive medical procedures have become increasingly common in today's healthcare practice. Images taken during such procedures largely show tissues of human organs, such as the mucosa of the gastroi...

    Mirko Arnold, Anarta Ghosh, Stefan Ameling and Gerard Lacey

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2010 2010:814319

    Published on: 13 December 2010

  4. Research Article

    Automatic Level Control for Video Cameras towards HDR Techniques

    We give a comprehensive overview of the complete exposure processing chain for video cameras. For each step of the automatic exposure algorithm we discuss some classical solutions and propose their improvement...

    Sascha Cvetkovic, Helios Jellema and Peter H. N. de With

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2010 2010:197194

    Published on: 12 December 2010

  5. Research Article

    Multidirectional Scratch Detection and Restoration in Digitized Old Images

    Line scratches are common defects in old archived videos, but similar imperfections may occur in printed images, in most cases by reason of improper handling or inaccurate preservation of the support. Once an ...

    E Ardizzone, H Dindo and G Mazzola

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2010 2010:680429

    Published on: 13 October 2010

  6. Research Article

    Based on Color Constancy Estimation Based on Color Constancy Estimation

    We address the problem of contrast enhancement for color images. Our method to enhance images is inspired from the retinex theory. We try to estimate the illumination and separate it from the reflectance compo...

    Anustup Choudhury and Gérard Medioni

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2010 2010:837237

    Published on: 11 October 2010

  7. Research Article

    Video Enhancement from Multiple Compressed Copies in Transform Domain

    Increasingly, we can obtain more than one compressed copy of the same video content with different levels of visual quality over the Internet. As the original source video is not always available, how to choos...

    Viet Anh Nguyen, Zhenzhong Chen and Yap-Peng Tan

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2010 2010:404137

    Published on: 27 September 2010

  8. Research Article

    HDR Image Quality Enhancement Based on Spatially Variant Retinal Response

    There is a growing demand for being able to display high dynamic range (HDR) images on low dynamic range (LDR) devices. Tone mapping is a process for enhancing HDR image quality on an LDR device by converting ...

    Takahiko Horiuchi and Shoji Tominaga

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2010 2010:438958

    Published on: 27 September 2010

  9. Research Article

    Natural Enhancement of Color Image

    A new algorithm of Natural Enhancement of Color Image (NECI) is proposed. It is inspired by multiscale Retinex model. There are four steps to realize this enhancement. At first, the image appearance is rendere...

    Shaohua Chen and Azeddine Beghdadi

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2010 2010:175203

    Published on: 22 August 2010

  10. Research Article

    Red-Eyes Removal through Cluster-Based Boosting on Gray Codes

    Since the large diffusion of digital camera and mobile devices with embedded camera and flashgun, the redeyes artifacts have de facto become a critical problem. The technique herein described makes use of thre...

    Sebastiano Battiato, Giovanni Maria Farinella, Mirko Guarnera, Giuseppe Messina and Daniele Ravì

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2010 2010:909043

    Published on: 11 August 2010

  11. Research Article

    Towards Video Quality Metrics Based on Colour Fractal Geometry

    Vision is a complex process that integrates multiple aspects of an image: spatial frequencies, topology and colour. Unfortunately, so far, all these elements were independently took into consideration for the ...

    Mihai Ivanovici, Noël Richard and Christine Fernandez-Maloigne

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2010 2010:308035

    Published on: 10 August 2010

  12. Research Article

    Multiplicative Noise Removal via a Novel Variational Model

    Multiplicative noise appears in various image processing applications, such as synthetic aperture radar, ultrasound imaging, single particle emission-computed tomography, and positron emission tomography. Henc...

    Li-Li Huang, Liang Xiao and Zhi-Hui Wei

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2010 2010:250768

    Published on: 27 June 2010