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High dynamic range image rendering with a retinex-based adaptive filter

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2 Author(s)
Meylan, L. ; Sch. of Comput. & Commun. Sci., Ecole Polytech. Fed. de Lausanne ; Susstrunk, S.

We propose a new method to render high dynamic range images that models global and local adaptation of the human visual system. Our method is based on the center-surround Retinex model. The novelties of our method is first to use an adaptive filter, whose shape follows the image high-contrast edges, thus reducing halo artifacts common to other methods. Second, only the luminance channel is processed, which is defined by the first component of a principal component analysis. Principal component analysis provides orthogonality between channels and thus reduces the chromatic changes caused by the modification of luminance. We show that our method efficiently renders high dynamic range images and we compare our results with the current state of the art

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Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 9 )