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Photometric methods in computer vision require calibration of the camera's radiometric response, and previous works have addressed this problem using multiple registered images captured under different camera exposure settings. In many instances, such an image set is not available, so we propose a method that performs radiometric calibration from only a(More)
Cameras face a fundamental tradeoff between the spatial and temporal resolution - digital still cameras can capture images with high spatial resolution, but most high-speed video cameras suffer from low spatial resolution. It is hard to overcome this tradeoff without incurring a significant increase in hardware costs. In this paper, we propose techniques(More)
For computer graphics rendering, we generally assume that the appearance of surfaces remains static over time. Yet, there are a number of natural processes that cause surface appearance to vary dramatically, such as burning of wood, wetting and drying of rock and fabric, decay of fruit skins, and corrosion and rusting of steel and copper. In this paper, we(More)
Camera spectral sensitivity functions relate scene radiance with captured RGB triplets. They are important for many computer vision tasks that use color information, such as multispectral imaging, color rendering, and color constancy. In this paper, we aim to explore the space of spectral sensitivity functions for digital color cameras. After collecting a(More)
As a global feature of fingerprints, the orientation field is very important for automatic fingerprint recognition. Many algorithms have been proposed for orientation field estimation, but their results are unsatisfactory, especially for poor quality fingerprint images. In this paper, a model-based method for the computation of orientation field is(More)
Content-based image retrieval (CBIR) has been more and more important in the last decade, and the gap between high-level semantic concepts and low-level visual features hinders further performance improvement. The problem of online feature selection is critical to really bridge this gap. In this paper, we investigate online feature selection in the(More)
We propose a novel readout architecture called coded rolling shutter for complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors. Rolling shutter has traditionally been considered as a disadvantage to image quality since it often introduces skew artifact. In this paper, we show that by controlling the readout timing and the exposure length for each(More)
In this paper, a novel model is proposed for the orientation %eld of %ngerprints, which can be expressed as the argument of a rational complex function. It is suitable for all types of %ngerprints. Experimental results show that it performs much better than the previous works. ? 2003 Pattern Recognition Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights(More)
Cameras face a fundamental trade-off between spatial and temporal resolution. Digital still cameras can capture images with high spatial resolution, but most high-speed video cameras have relatively low spatial resolution. It is hard to overcome this trade-off without incurring a significant increase in hardware costs. In this paper, we propose techniques(More)