Forensic detection of inverse tone mapping in HDR images
The mismatch between the Low Dynamic Range (LDR) content and the High Dynamic Range (HDR) display arouses the research on inverse tone mapping algorithms. In this paper, we present a physiological inverse tone mapping algorithm inspired by the property of the Human Visual System (HVS). It first imitates the retina response and deduce it to be local adaptive; then estimates local adaptation luminance at each point in the image; finally, the LDR image and local luminance are applied to the inversed local retina response to reconstruct the dynamic range of the original scene. The good performance and high-visual quality were validated by operating on 40 test images. Comparison results with several existing inverse tone mapping methods prove the conciseness and efficiency of the proposed algorithm.