A modified Multi Scale Retinex algorithm with an improved global impression of brightness for wide dynamic range pictures

Marius Herscovitz, Orly Yadid-Pecht

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Abstract

This paper presents a new method of compressing the dynamic range of wide dynamic range scenes. This method is based on the Multi Scale Retinex algorithm. It improves the results of the original Multi Scale Retinex algorithm in a way that retains the global brightness contrast and the natural impression of the resulting image by recombining the original picture in a certain weight. Further improvement of the global brightness contrast is achieved by adjusting the histogram of the resulting picture. The paper explores the performance of this modified algorithm on different wide dynamic range scenes and points out its advantages over other dynamic range compression algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-228
Number of pages9
JournalMachine Vision and Applications
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2004

Keywords

  • Dynamic range compression
  • High dynamic range
  • Image processing
  • Multi Scale Retinex
  • Wide dynamic range

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