—The upcoming JPEG XT is under development for High Dynamic Range (HDR) image compression. This standard encodes a Low Dynamic Range (LDR) version of the HDR image generated by a Tone-Mapping Operator (TMO) using the conventional JPEG coding as a base layer and encodes the extra HDR information in a residual layer. This paper studies the performance of the… (More)
This paper describes several MATLAB-based applications useful for image processing and image quality assessment. The Image Processing Application helps user to easily modify images, the Image Quality Adjustment Application enables to create series of pictures with different quality. The Image Quality Assessment Application contains objective full reference… (More)
—The procedures commonly used to evaluate the performance of objective quality metrics rely on ground truth mean opinion scores and associated confidence intervals, which are usually obtained via direct scaling methods. However, indirect scaling methods, such as the paired comparison method, can also be used to collect ground truth preference scores.… (More)
The most reliable way to assess the quality of images after a dynamic range compression (i.e. tone-mapping) is a subjective study. The goal of this paper is to determine, whether the preference of the participating subjects is significantly affected by the presence of the original high dynamic range (HDR) image displayed on the HDR screen or if we can… (More)
The paper provides an overview of some possible usage of the software described in the Part I. It contains the real examples of image quality improvement, distortion simulations, objective and subjective quality assessment and other ways of image processing that can be obtained by the individual applications.