Issues About Retinex Theory and Contrast Enhancement

@article{Bertalmo2009IssuesAR,
  title={Issues About Retinex Theory and Contrast Enhancement},
  author={Marcelo Bertalm{\'i}o and Vicent Caselles and Edoardo Provenzi},
  journal={International Journal of Computer Vision},
  year={2009},
  volume={83},
  pages={101-119}
}
AbstractWe present an interpretation of Land’s Retinex theory that we show to be consistent with the original formulation. The proposed model relies on the computation of the expectation value of a suitable random variable weighted with a kernel function, thus the name Kernel-Based Retinex (KBR) for the corresponding algorithm. KBR shares the same intrinsic characteristics of the original Retinex: it can reduce the effect of a color cast and enhance details in low-key images but, since it can… 

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