A Physiologically-Based Adaptive Three-Gaussian Function Model for Image Enhancement

Abstract

Image enhancement is an important pre-processing step for various image processing applications. In this paper, we proposed a physiologically-based adaptive three-Gaussian model for image enhancement. Comparing to the standard three-Gaussian model inspired by the spatial structure of the receptive field (RF) of the retinal ganglion cells, the proposed model can dynamically adjust its parameters according to the local image luminance and contrast based on the physiological findings. Experimental results on several images show that the proposed adaptive three-Gaussian model achieves better performance than the classical method of histogram equalization and the standard three-Gaussian model.

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@inproceedings{Xu2015APA, title={A Physiologically-Based Adaptive Three-Gaussian Function Model for Image Enhancement}, author={Zilong Xu and Kaifu Yang and Yongjie Li}, year={2015} }