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Transformation Between Continuous and Discrete Representations of Images: A Perceptual Approach

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2 Author(s)
Schreiber, W. ; Research Laboratory of Electronics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA 02139. ; Troxel, D.

The transformation of image signals between the continuous domain of the real world and the discrete domain of modern data processing can have a significant effect on quality and efficiency. Analysis based on perceptual rather than mathematical considerations has been carried out. A series of experiments based on the analysis has shown that substantial improvement over usual techniques can be achieved by the use of a cascade of a presharpening filter combined with Gaussian presampling and interpolation filters. The resulting ``sharpened Gaussian'' filter, although not exactly circularly symmetrical, gives a high degree of isotropy. Each element in the cascade is separable, so that computational efficiency is high. A favorable tradeoff is achieved among sharpness, smoothness, and the effects of aliasing. Subjective testing, in comparison with other commonly used filters, has shown the clear superiority of this filter.

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Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:PAMI-7 ,  Issue: 2 )