Francesco Banterle

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In recent years many Tone Mapping Operators (TMOs) have been presented in order to display High Dynamic Range Images (HDRI) on typical display devices. TMOs compress the luminance range while trying to maintain contrast. The dual of tone mapping, inverse tone mapping, expands a Low Dynamic Range Image (LDRI) into a HDRI. HDRIs contain a broader range of(More)
The separation of reflection components is an important issue in computer graphics, computer vision and image processing. It provides useful information for the applications that need consistent object surface appearance, such as stereo reconstruction, visual recognition, tracking, objects re-illumination and dichromatic editing. In this paper we will(More)
In this paper we present a new technique for the display of High Dynamic Range (HDR) images on Low Dynamic Range (LDR) displays. The described process has three stages. First, the input image is segmented into luminance zones. Second, the tone mapping operator (TMO) that performs better in each zone is automatically selected. Finally, the resulting tone(More)
The goal of this paper is to assess whether existing solutions to expand low dynamic range (LDR) still images to high dynamic range (HDR) displays can apply to moving pictures. To this end, we conduct a subjective quality assessment test on four state-of-the-art expansion operators, using high-quality input LDR content. Our results show that, perhaps(More)
In recent years many tone mapping operators (TMOs) have been presented in order to display high dynamic range images (HDRI) on typical display devices. TMOs compress the luminance range while trying to maintain contrast. The inverse of tone mapping, inverse tone mapping, expands a low dynamic range image (LDRI) into an HDRI. HDRIs contain a broader range of(More)
In this work we present a new algorithm for accelerating the colour bilateral filter based on a subsampling strategy working in the spatial domain. The base idea is to use a suitable subset of samples of the entire kernel in order to obtain a good estimation of the exact filter values. The main advantages of the proposed approach are that it has an(More)
In recent years inverse tone mapping techniques have been proposed for enhancing low-dynamic range (LDR) content for a high-dynamic range (HDR) experience on HDR displays, and for image based lighting. In this paper, we present a psychophysical study to evaluate the performance of inverse (reverse) tone mapping algorithms. Some of these techniques are(More)
We propose an efficient implementation of the Octagon Abstract Domain (OAD) on Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) by exploiting stream processing to speed-up OAD computations. OAD is a relational numerical abstract domain which approximates invariants as conjunctions of constraints of the form ±x±y <= c, where x and y are program variables and c is a constant(More)
The ability to interactively render dynamic scenes with global illumination is one of the main challenges in computer graphics. The improvement in performance of interactive ray tracing brought about by significant advances in hardware and careful exploitation of coherence has rendered the potential of interactive global illumination a reality. However, the(More)
In this paper, we present EnvyDepth, an interface for recovering local illumination from a single HDR environment map. In EnvyDepth, the user quickly indicates strokes to mark regions of the environment map that should be grouped together in a single geometric primitive. From these annotated strokes, EnvyDepth uses edit propagation to create a detailed(More)