Patrick Ledda

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Tone mapping operators are designed to reproduce visibility and the overall impression of brightness, contrast and color of the real world onto limited dynamic range displays and printers. Although many tone mapping operators have been published in recent years, no thorough psychophysical experiments have yet been undertaken to compare such operators(More)
In the real world, the human eye is confronted with a wide range of luminances from bright sunshine to low night light. Our eyes cope with this vast range of intensities by adaptation; changing their sensitivity to be responsive at different illumination levels. This adaptation is highly localized, allowing us to see both dark and bright regions of a high(More)
There are two major influences on human visual attention: bottom-up and top-down processing. Bottom-up processing is the automatic direction of gaze to lively or colourful objects as determined by low-level vision. In contrast, top-down processing is consciously directed attention in the pursuit of predetermined goals or tasks. Previous work in(More)
The perceived realism of a computer generated image depends on the accuracy of the modeling and illumination calculations, the limitations of the display device, and the way in which the Human Visual System processes this information. A real environment is unlikely to be pristine but will have accumulated dirt, dust and scratches from everyday use. Although(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)
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 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)
In this paper we introduce an algorithm and related methods that expand the contrast range of Low Dynamic Range (LDR) videos in order to regenerate missing High Dynamic Range (HDR) data. For content generated from single exposure LDR sequences, this is clearly an under constrained problem. We achieved the expansion by inverting established tone mapping(More)
In the last few years, researchers in the field of High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging have focused on providing tools for expanding Low Dynamic Range (LDR) content for the generation of HDR images due to the growing popularity of HDR in applications, such as photography and rendering via Image-Based Lighting, and the imminent arrival of HDR displays to the(More)