1st Edition

A Concise Introduction to Image Processing using C++

ISBN 9781584888970
Published November 20, 2008 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
268 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations

USD $115.00

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Book Description

Image recognition has become an increasingly dynamic field with new and emerging civil and military applications in security, exploration, and robotics. Written by experts in fractal-based image and video compression, A Concise Introduction to Image Processing using C++ strengthens your knowledge of fundamentals principles in image acquisition, conservation, processing, and manipulation, allowing you to easily apply these techniques in real-world problems.

The book presents state-of-the-art image processing methodology, including current industrial practices for image compression, image de-noising methods based on partial differential equations (PDEs), and new image compression methods, such as fractal image compression and wavelet compression. It begins with coverage of representation, and then moves on to communications and processing. It concludes with discussions of processing techniques based on image representations and transformations developed in earlier chapters. The accompanying CD-ROM contains code for all algorithms.

Suitable as a text for any course on image processing, the book can also be used as a self-study resource for researchers who need a concise and clear view of current image processing methods and coding examples. The authors introduce mathematical concepts with rigor suitable for readers with some background in calculus, algebra, geometry, and PDEs. All algorithms described are illustrated with code implementation and many images compare the results of different methods. The inclusion of C++ implementation code for each algorithm described enables students and practitioners to build up their own analysis tool.

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts of Images

Analogue Signals

Digital Signals

Grey-Scale Images

Colour Images

Image Storage Formats




Partial Code Examples


Basic Image Processing Tools

Correlation Operation and Convolution Operation

Fourier Transform

The Discrete Cosine Transform

The Gabor Transform

The Wavelet Transform

Further Reading: Orthogonality and Completeness



Partial Code Examples

Preprocessing Techniques for Images

Pixel Brightness (Grey-Level) Transformations

Concepts and Models of Image Preprocessing

Image Smoothing

Image Enhancement

Image Restoration

Processing Methods Using Partial Differential Equations

Further Reading



Partial Code Examples

Image Segmentation


Edge-Based Segmentation

Region-Based Segmentation

Further Reading



Partial Code Examples

Mathematical Morphology

Some Basic Concepts of Set Theory

Morphology for Binary Images

Morphology for Grey-Scale Images

Further Reading



Partial Code Examples

Image Compression

Image Fidelity Metrics

Lossless Compression

Lossy Compression

Image Compression Standards: JPEG and MPEG

Further Reading



Partial Code Examples


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"This book is exactly what the title says: a very brief outline of the most popular methods used in image processing. Each chapter contains the absolute essentials of the subject with a large set of examples at the end and, of course, C++ code. … the book could be used as a quick guide to the most standard image processing techniques."
—Leslie P. Piegl, Zentralblatt MATH 1171

"This book presents a compact overview of the current methods used in modern computer image processing and their applications. … All chapters are accompanied by C++ implementation of the method. This book requires only some background in geometry, algebra, and calculus and can serve as an excellent starting book for anyone who needs to become familiar with current methods in the field of image processing."
EMS Newsletter, June 2009

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