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Image enhancement by nonlinear extrapolation in frequency space

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3 Author(s)
H. Greenspan ; Fac. of Eng., Tel Aviv Univ., Israel ; C. H. Anderson ; S. Akber

A technique for enhancing the perceptual sharpness of an image is described. The enhancement algorithm augments the frequency content of the image using shape-invariant properties of edges across scale by using a nonlinearity that generates phase coherent higher harmonics. The procedure utilizes the Laplacian transform and the Laplacian pyramid image representation. Results are presented depicting the power-spectra augmentation and the visual enhancement of several images. Simplicity of computations and ease of implementation allow for real-time applications such as high-definition television (HDTV)

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IEEE Transactions on Image Processing  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 6 )