Analysis and improvement of multi-scale retinex

Jacobus J Barnard, Brian Funt

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Abstract

The main thrust of this paper is to modify the multi-scale retinex (MSR) approach to image enhancement so that the processing is more justified from a theoretical standpoint. This leads to a new algorithm with fewer arbitrary parameters that is more flexible, maintains color fidelity, and still preserves the contrast-enhancement benefits of the original MSR method. To accomplish this we identify the explicit and implicit processing goals of MSR. By decoupling the MSR operations from one another, we build an algorithm composed of independent steps that separates out the issues of gamma adjustment, color balance, dynamic range compression, and color enhancement, which are all jumbled together in the original MSR method. We then extend MSR with color constancy and chromaticity-preserving contrast enhancement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Color Imaging Conference: Color Science, Systems, and Applications
Editors Anon
PublisherSoc Imaging Sci Technol
Pages221-225
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 5th Color Imaging Conference: Color Science, Systems, and Applications - Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Duration: Nov 17 1997Nov 20 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 5th Color Imaging Conference: Color Science, Systems, and Applications
CityScottsdale, AZ, USA
Period11/17/9711/20/97

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Barnard, J. J., & Funt, B. (1997). Analysis and improvement of multi-scale retinex. In Anon (Ed.), Proceedings of the Color Imaging Conference: Color Science, Systems, and Applications (pp. 221-225). Soc Imaging Sci Technol.