Perceptual Digital Imaging
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Single-Sensor Imaging
Color Image Processing
Super-Resolution Imaging
Cultural Heritage Imaging
Visual Cryptography
Graphs: Theory & Practice
Image Restoration


A new book on Computational Photography published!

Explore image processing and analysis techniques for computational photography at the system design, algorithmic, and application levels!

A volume in the Digital Imaging and Computer Vision series

Computational Photography:
 Methods and Applications

Edited by:
Rastislav Lukac
Foveon, Inc. / Sigma Corp., San Jose, California, USA

Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis, October 2010
ISBN 978-1-4398-1749-0


Graduate students in the departments of electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and art, whose orientation is computer vision, digital imaging, digital signal and image processing, computer graphics, and multimedia.


Development engineers who are involved in software / hardware development for the consumer electronics industry


Scientists and engineers working in computer vision, digital imaging and computer graphics either theoretically or in applications, such as photography, computer vision systems, visual communications, surveillance, multimedia systems, medical imaging, art, and astronomy.


Computational photography refers broadly to imaging techniques that enhance or extend the capabilities of digital photography. This new and rapidly developing research field has evolved from computer vision, image processing, computer graphics and applied optics—and numerous commercial products capitalizing on its principles have already appeared in diverse market applications, due to the gradual migration of computational algorithms from computers to imaging devices and software.

Computational Photography: Methods and Applications provides a strong, fundamental understanding of theory and methods, and a foundation upon which to build solutions for many of today's most interesting and challenging computational imaging problems. Elucidating cutting-edge advances and applications in digital imaging, camera image processing, and computational photography, with a focus on related research challenges, this book:

bulletDescribes single capture image fusion technology for consumer digital cameras

Discusses the steps in a camera image processing pipeline, such as visual data compression, color correction and enhancement, denoising, demosaicking, super-resolution reconstruction, deblurring, and high-dynamic range imaging


Covers shadow detection for surveillance applications, camera-driven document rectification, bilateral filtering and its applications, and painterly rendering of digital images


Presents machine-learning methods for automatic image colorization and digital face beautification


Explores light field acquisition and processing, space-time light field rendering, and dynamic view synthesis with an array of cameras

Because of the urgent challenges associated with emerging digital camera applications, image processing methods for computational photography are of paramount importance to research and development in the imaging community. Presenting the work of leading experts, and edited by a renowned authority in digital color imaging and camera image processing, this book considers the rapid developments in this area and addresses very particular research and application problems. It is ideal as a stand-alone professional reference for design and implementation of digital image and video processing tasks, and it can also be used to support graduate courses in computer vision, digital imaging, visual data processing, and computer graphics, among others.


Details recent advances in image processing-driven computational photography


Explains the latest techniques, algorithms, and solutions for digital image processing


Provides comprehensive coverage of system design, implementation, and application aspects of computational imaging


Explores new digital image and video processing applications


Contains numerous examples, illustrations, online access to full-color results, and tables summarizing results from quantitative studies

Additional material is available at the companion web site www.colorimageprocessing.org.

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Last update: 03/20/11

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