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In this paper, we address the problem of no-reference quality assessment for digital pictures corrupted with blur. We start with the generation of a large real image database containing pictures taken by human users in a variety of situations, and the conduction of subjective tests to generate the ground truth associated to those images. Based upon this(More)
This paper presents a new approach for stereo matching and view interpolation problems based on triangular tessellations suitable for a linear array of rectified cameras. The domain of the reference image is initially partitioned into triangular regions using edge and scale information, aiming to place vertices along image edges and increase the number of(More)
A printed photograph is difficult to reuse because the digital pixels that generated it are no longer available. This paper describes approximating the original digital pixels by combining a scan of the printed photograph with small amounts of digital auxiliary information kept with the print, using an encoding such as a dense barcode. The auxiliary(More)
image processing, geometrical methods, image enhancement, color adjustment Lightening or darkening an image is a fundamental adjustment used to improve aesthetics or correct exposure. This paper describes new geometrical algorithms for lightness adjustment, implementing fast traversal of colors along lightness-saturation curves, applicable when the data(More)
Extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1 and -2, respectively) play a critical role in regulating cell division and have been implicated in cancer. In addition to activation by MAPK/ERK kinases 1 and 2 (MEK1 and -2, respectively), certain mutants of ERK2 can be activated by autophosphorylation. To identify the mechanism of autoactivation, we(More)
This correspondence describes an algorithm for estimating the proportions of classes in an SAR image by first assuming that an image consists of a mixture of a known number of different pixel types. A maximum likelihood estimate of the parameters of the resulting mixture distribution is then evaluated using the EM algorithm. An advantage of the finite(More)
The reflectance function of a scene point captures the appearance of that point as a function of lighting direction. We present an approach to printing the reflectance functions of an object or scene so that its appearance is modified correctly as a function of the lighting conditions when viewing the print. For example, such a “photograph” of a(More)
We present ConnectBoard, a new system for remote collaboration where users experience natural interaction with one another, seemingly separated only by a vertical, transparent sheet of glass. It overcomes two key shortcomings of conventional video communication systems: the inability to seamlessly capture natural user interactions, like using hands to point(More)
Image thumbnails are commonly used for selecting images for display, sharing or printing. Standard thumbnails, generated with current techniques, do not distinguish between high and low quality originals. Both sharp and blurry originals appear sharp in the thumbnails, and both clean and noisy originals appear clean in the thumbnails. This leads to errors(More)
A new method, using weighted combinations of shifted transforms, is developed for deringing and deblocking DCT compressed color images. The method shows substantial deringing improvement over prior methods, maintains comparable deblocking and shows comparable PSNR gains. The method automatically adapts to input image quality, and it may be implemented using(More)