1st Edition

Perceptual Digital Imaging Methods and Applications

Edited By Rastislav Lukac Copyright 2013
    562 Pages 236 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    562 Pages 236 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Visual perception is a complex process requiring interaction between the receptors in the eye that sense the stimulus and the neural system and the brain that are responsible for communicating and interpreting the sensed visual information. This process involves several physical, neural, and cognitive phenomena whose understanding is essential to design effective and computationally efficient imaging solutions. Building on advances in computer vision, image and video processing, neuroscience, and information engineering, perceptual digital imaging greatly enhances the capabilities of traditional imaging methods.

    Filling a gap in the literature, Perceptual Digital Imaging: Methods and Applications comprehensively covers the system design, implementation, and application aspects of this emerging specialized area. It gives readers a strong, fundamental understanding of theory and methods, providing a foundation on which solutions for many of the most interesting and challenging imaging problems can be built.

    The book features contributions by renowned experts who present the state of the art and recent trends in image acquisition, processing, storage, display, and visual quality evaluation. They detail advances in the field and explore human visual system-driven approaches across a broad spectrum of applications, including:

    • Image quality and aesthetics assessment
    • Digital camera imaging
    • White balancing and color enhancement
    • Thumbnail generation
    • Image restoration
    • Super-resolution imaging
    • Digital halftoning and dithering
    • Color feature extraction
    • Semantic multimedia analysis and processing
    • Video shot characterization
    • Image and video encryption
    • Display quality enhancement

    This is a valuable resource for readers who want to design and implement more effective solutions for cutting-edge digital imaging, computer vision, and multimedia applications. Suitable as a graduate-level textbook or stand-alone reference for researchers and practitioners, it provides a unique overview of an important and rapidly developing research field.

    Characteristics of Human Vision
    Stefan Winkler

    An Analysis of Human Visual Perception Based on Real-Time Constraints of Ecological Vision
    Haluk Öğmen

    Image and Video Quality Assessment: Perception, Psychophysical Models, and Algorithms
    Anush K. Moorthy, Kalpana Seshadrinathan, and Alan C. Bovik

    Visual Aesthetic Quality Assessment of Digital Images
    Congcong Li and Tsuhan Chen

    Perceptually Based Image Processing Algorithm Design
    James E. Adams, Jr., Aaron T. Deever, Efraín O. Morales, and Bruce H. Pillman

    Joint White Balancing and Color Enhancement
    Rastislav Lukac

    Perceptual Thumbnail Generation
    Wei Feng, Liang Wan, Zhouchen Lin, Tien-Tsin Wong, and Zhi-Qiang Liu

    Patch-Based Image Processing: From Dictionary Learning to Structural Clustering
    Xin Li

    Perceptually Driven Super-Resolution Techniques
    Nabil Sadaka and Lina Karam

    Methods of Dither Array Construction Employing Models of Visual Perception
    Daniel L. Lau, Gonzalo R. Arce, and Gonzalo J. Garateguy

    Perceptual Color Descriptors
    Serkan Kiranyaz, Murat Birinci, and Moncef Gabbouj

    Concept-Based Multimedia Processing Using Semantic and Contextual Knowledge
    Evaggelos Spyrou, Phivos Mylonas, and Stefanos Kollias

    Perceptually Driven Video Shot Characterization
    Gaurav Harit and Santanu Chaudhury

    Perceptual Encryption of Digital Images and Videos
    Shujun Li

    Exceeding Physical Limitations: Apparent Display Qualities
    Piotr Didyk, Karol Myszkowski, Elmar Eisemann, and Tobias Ritschel



    Rastislav Lukac is currently a senior digital imaging scientist at Foveon, Inc./Sigma Corp. in San Jose, California. He has authored five books and contributed to twelve books. He has also published more than 200 scholarly research papers in the areas of digital camera image processing, color image and video processing, multimedia security, and microarray image processing. Dr. Lukac holds 12 patents and has authored 25 additional patent-pending inventions in the areas of digital color imaging and pattern recognition. For more information, see Dr. Lukac’s Color Image Processing website.