Abstract

Contrast enhancement involves transforming the intensity of pixels from the original state to feature significant impaction on many display devices, including laptops, PDAs, monitors, mobile camera phones, and so on. This paper proposes a new method to enhance the contrast of the input image and video based on Bezier curve. In order to enhance the quality and reduce the processing time, control points of the mapping curve are automatically calculated by Bezier curve which performs in dark and bright regions separately. Using the fast and accurate histogram modification allows the proposed method to transform the intensity well for both image and video. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method in providing a promising enhancement outcome with low computational cost.

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2007 (1)

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2006 (2)

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2005 (2)

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2004 (1)

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2003 (1)

S.-D. Chen, A. R. Ramli, "Minimum mean brightness error bi-histogram equalization in contrast enhancement," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 49, 1310-1319 (2003).

2001 (1)

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1997 (1)

Y.-T. Kim, "Contrast enhancement using brightness preserving bi-histogram equalization," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 43, 1-8 (1997).

Displays (1)

Z.-G. Wang, Z.-H. Liang, C.-L. Liu, "A real-time image processor with combining dynamic contrast ratio enhancement and inverse gamma correction for PDP," Displays 30, 133-139 (2009).

IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. (2)

Y.-T. Kim, "Contrast enhancement using brightness preserving bi-histogram equalization," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 43, 1-8 (1997).

S.-D. Chen, A. R. Ramli, "Minimum mean brightness error bi-histogram equalization in contrast enhancement," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 49, 1310-1319 (2003).

IEEE Trans. Image Process. (1)

T. Arici, S. Dikbas, Y. Altunbasak, "A histogram modification framework and its application for image contrast enhancement," IEEE Trans. Image Process. 18, 1921-1935 (2009).

IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. (1)

M. Hanmandlu, O. P. Verma, N. K. Kumar, M. Kulkarni, "A novel optimal fuzzy system for color image enhancement using bacterial foraging," IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 58, 2867-2879 (2009).

IEEE Trans. Image Process. (2)

M. J. Carlotto, "Enhancement of low-contrast curvilinear features in imagery," IEEE Trans. Image Process. 16, 221-228 (2007).

S. S. Agaian, K. Panetta, A. M. Grigoryan, "Transform-based image enhancement algorithms with performance measure," IEEE Trans. Image Process. 10, 367-382 (2001).

IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. (1)

G. Ginesu, D. D. Giusto, V. Margner, "Detection of foreign bodies in food by thermal image processing," IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. 51, 480-490 (2004).

IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graphics (1)

X. Sun, P. L. Rosin, R. R. Martin, F. C. Langbein, "Bas-relief generation using adaptive histogram equalization," IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graphics 15, 642-653 (2009).

IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. Video Technol. (1)

P.-S. Tsai, C.-K. Liang, T.-H. Huang, H. H. Chen, "Image enhancement for backlight-scaled TFT-LCD displays," IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. Video Technol. 19, 574-583 (2009).

IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. (1)

S. Lee, H. Kwon, H. Han, G. Lee, B. Kang, "A space-variant luminance map based color image enhancement," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 56, (2010).

IEEE Trans. Image Process. (2)

L. Zhang, L. Zhang, X. Mou, D. Zhang, "FSIM: A feature similarity index for image quality assessment," IEEE Trans. Image Process. 20, 2378-2386 (2011).

M. Hanmandlu, D. Jha, "An optimal fuzzy system for color image enhancement," IEEE Trans. Image Process. 15, 2956-2966 (2006).

IEEE Trans. Med. Imag. (1)

V. J. Schmid, B. Whitcher, A. R. Padhani, G.-Z. Yang, "Quantitative analysis of dynamic contrast-enhanced MR images based on Bayesian P-splines," IEEE Trans. Med. Imag. 28, 789-798 (2009).

IEICE Trans. Inf. Syst. (1)

F.-C. Cheng, S.-J. Ruan, "Image quality analysis of a novel histogram equalization method for image contrast enhancement," IEICE Trans. Inf. Syst. E93-D, 1773-1779 (2010).

J. Electron. Imag. (1)

R. Schettini, F. Gasparini, S. Corchs, F. Marini, A. Capra, A. Castorina, "Contrast image correction method," J. Electron. Imag. 19, 023005 (2010).

Multidimen. Syst. Signal Process. (1)

D.-H. Kim, E.-Y. Cha, "Intensity surface stretching technique for contrast enhancement of digital photography," Multidimen. Syst. Signal Process. 20, 81-95 (2009).

Opt. Eng. (1)

S. Lee, V. H. S. Ha, Y.-H. Kim, "Dynamic range compression and contrast enhancement for digital images in the compressed domain," Opt. Eng. 45, 027008 (2006).

Pattern Recogn. (1)

X. Xie, K.-M. Lam, "Face recognition under varying illumination based on a 2D face shape model," Pattern Recogn. 38, 221-230 (2005).

Pattern Recogn. Lett. (1)

C.-C. Leung, K.-S. Chan, H.-M. Chan, W.-K. Tsui, "A new approach for image enhancement applied to low-contrast-low-illumination IC and document images," Pattern Recogn. Lett. 26, 769-778 (2005).

Signal Process. (1)

H. D. Cheng, R. Min, M. Zhang, "Automatic wavelet base selection and its application to contrast enhancement," Signal Process. 90, 1279-1289 (2010).

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