AuthorThomas, Bruce Allen
AdvisorRodriguez, Jeffrey J.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe spatial and chromatic dimensions of digital color image information exhibit unique interrelationships that invite new, color-image-specific, processing strategies. A quantitative exploration of these interrelationships is performed. The resulting data reveals key traits that lead to two new methods of color image enhancement. The first is a method of color image contrast enhancement that exploits the existence of high-pass spatial energy in certain chromatic color components. We present a new, spatially adaptive approach that acknowledges the spatially varying nature of cross-component correspondences. This new approach is suitable for use in any color space. The second is a method of color image denoising that exploits the unique correspondences of polychromatic multiscale edges at fine scales of analysis. The multiscale edges are derived using wavelet methods. This approach preserves image details and noticeably outperforms wavelet thresholding methods of denoising in images containing natural foliage.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical and Computer Engineering