Scheduled System Maintenance:
On Monday, April 27th, IEEE Xplore will undergo scheduled maintenance from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (17:00 - 19:00 UTC). No interruption in service is anticipated.
By Topic

Image enhancement using a fusion framework of histogram equalization and laplacian pyramid

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Se-Hwan Yun ; Dept. of Electron. & Comput. Eng., Korea Univ., Seoul, South Korea ; Jin Heon Kim ; Suki Kim

The image enhancement methods based on histogram equalization (HE) often fail to improve local information and sometimes have the fatal flaw of over-enhancement when a quantum jump occurs in the cumulative distribution function of the histogram. To overcome these shortcomings, we propose an image enhancement method based on a modified Laplacian pyramid framework that decomposes an image into band-pass images to improve both the global contrast and local information. For the global contrast, a novel robust HE is proposed to provide a well-balanced mapping function which effectively suppresses the quantum jump. For the local information, noise-reduced and adaptively gained high-pass images are applied to the resultant image. In qualitative and quantitative comparisons through experimental results, the proposed method shows natural and robust image quality and suitability for video sequences, achieving generally higher performance when compared to existing methods.

Published in:

Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 4 )