Image blur as a pictorial depth cue

  title={Image blur as a pictorial depth cue},
  author={George Mather},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={169 - 172}
  • G. Mather
  • Published 22 February 1996
  • Art
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
A range of cues are already known to mediate depth perception in pictures and have been exploited by artists in drawings and paintings. Modern images are commonly generated by photographic or video equipment, and these images contain a depth cue that cannot be found in artistic depictions of natural scenes: different image regions are often blurred by different amounts, because of depth of focus limitations. Demonstrations presented here show that this selective image blur also acts as a… 

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