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Digital image processing is proving to be of great help in the analysis and documentation of our vast cultural heritage. In this paper, we present a new method for the virtual restoration of digitized paintings with special attention for the Ghent Altarpiece (1432), a large polyptych panel painting of which very few digital reproductions exist. We achieve(More)
1 The preservation of our cultural heritage is of paramount importance. Thanks to recent developments in digital acquisition techniques, powerful image analysis algorithms are developed which can be useful non-invasive tools to assist in the restoration and preservation of art. In this paper we propose a semi-supervised crack detection method that can be(More)
—This paper presents a novel image adaptive data hiding system using properties of the discrete wavelet transform and which is ready to use in combination with JPEG 2000. Image adaptive watermarking schemes determine the embedding samples and strength from the image statistics. We propose to use the energy of wavelet coefficients at high frequencies to(More)
Objective measures to automatically predict the perceptual quality of images or videos can reduce the time and cost requirements of end-to-end quality monitoring. For reliable quality predictions, these objective quality measures need to respond consistently with the behavior of the human visual system (HVS). In practice, many important HVS mechanisms are(More)