An adaptive tone mapping algorithm for high dynamic range images

Jian Zhang, Seiichiro Kamata

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Abstract

Real world scenes contain a large range of light intensities which range from dim starlight to bright sunlight. A common task of tone mapping algorithms is to reproduce high dynamic range(HDR) images on low dynamic range(LDR) display devices such as printers and monitors. In this paper, a new tone mapping algorithm is proposed for the display of HDR images. Inspired by the adaptive process of the human visual system, the proposed algorithm utilized the center-surround Retinex processing. The novelty of our method is that the local details are enhanced according to a non-linear adaptive spatial filter (Gaussian filter), whose shape is adapted to high-contrast edges of the image. The proposed method uses an adaptive surround instead of the traditional pre-defined circular. Therefore, the algorithm can preserve visibility and contrast impression of high dynamic range scenes in the common display devices. The proposed method is tested on a variety of HDR images, and we also compare it to previous work. The results show good performance of our method in terms of visual quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages207-215
Number of pages9
Volume5646 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2nd International Workshop on Computational Color Imaging, CCIW 2009 - Saint-Etienne
Duration: 2009 Mar 262009 Mar 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5646 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other2nd International Workshop on Computational Color Imaging, CCIW 2009
CitySaint-Etienne
Period09/3/2609/3/27

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High Dynamic Range
Range Image
Display
Display devices
Gaussian Filter
Adaptive Processes
Human Visual System
Light Intensity
Dynamic Range
Visibility
Range of data
Monitor
Filter
Processing

Keywords

  • Gaussian filter
  • High dynamic range
  • Hilbert scan
  • Retinex
  • Tone mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Zhang, J., & Kamata, S. (2009). An adaptive tone mapping algorithm for high dynamic range images. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 5646 LNCS, pp. 207-215). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5646 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03265-3_22

An adaptive tone mapping algorithm for high dynamic range images. / Zhang, Jian; Kamata, Seiichiro.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5646 LNCS 2009. p. 207-215 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5646 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zhang, J & Kamata, S 2009, An adaptive tone mapping algorithm for high dynamic range images. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 5646 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 5646 LNCS, pp. 207-215, 2nd International Workshop on Computational Color Imaging, CCIW 2009, Saint-Etienne, 09/3/26. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03265-3_22
Zhang J, Kamata S. An adaptive tone mapping algorithm for high dynamic range images. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5646 LNCS. 2009. p. 207-215. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03265-3_22
Zhang, Jian ; Kamata, Seiichiro. / An adaptive tone mapping algorithm for high dynamic range images. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5646 LNCS 2009. pp. 207-215 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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