This tag is for the mathematics involved in the field of image processing.

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Horn–Schunck method. Explanation of iterative solution

I am reading this paper (explanation of Horn-Shunck method for finding optical flow) and trying to understand it. My stumbling block is obtainig solution of system of linear equations I(x, y, t) ...
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What is purpose of correlation kernel? IIs it high pass filter or low pass filter?

I am research about correlation kernel and I have some questions that need your help. Let see the pp. 3302-3303 in the http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=6517250&tag=1 The special ...
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Top and bottom power spectral density of a height profile

Imagine I have a simple 1D height profile which is NOT symmetric. Now, what is truly important for me is to know what are the frequency content of the top profile (i.e. a cut profile above the ...
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Reversible smoothing of a two dimensional function (or an image)

Smoothing of an image, or a two dimensional function is quite easy, there are many methods to achieve it, using average of near elements. But how to make it reversible? Maybe DCT (discrete cosine ...
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Is there any common formula to estimate the salience of peaks of a histogram?

I need to use some quantitative measure to estimate the salience of peaks and the flatness of valleys of a histogram which represents the distribution of lightness of an image. For example, if an ...
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Heat Equation derivative in terms of Laplace

If the heat equation is $ \frac{\partial u}{\partial t} - \alpha \nabla^2 u=0$ Is the second derivative of u w.r.t t is the laplacian of the lapacian?
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Image Reconstruction:Phase vs. Magnitude

Figure 1.(c) shows the Test image reconstructed from MAGNITUDE spectrum only. We can say that the intensity values of LOW frequency pixels are comparatively more than HIGH frequency pixels. $$ ...
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How can we represent an image using basis images?

I have read that using Fourier transformation we can decompose any arbitrary image into orthogonal basis images and reconstruct it back. But i don't understand terms like "orthogonal " and "basis ...
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how to calculate sobel operator?

this is the question which i am solving for practice and i am stuck which way shell i go for SOBEL that is horizontal or vertical or i shell have to use both ? for solving below question: kindly ...
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what does autocorrelation matrix signifies in image processing?

I am trying to find out corners using auto correlation matrix in an image,what does it signifies?
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what is the significance of Eigen values of autocorrelation matrix?

I am trying to find auto correlation matrix of an image to get Harris corners.Paper I am referring suggest that if eigen values of auto correlation matrix are large the point will be corner point.so ...
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Batch Linear Unmixing

Linear unmixing means to solve a set of linear equations to get the proportions of basic elements in the final composit. It is a linear mixture. If we have $f$ features and $m$ basic elements: ...
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Potts model for image analysis

I'm trying to get a hold of the Potts model for image analysis, and this is what is posted on Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potts_model#The_Potts_model_in_signal_and_image_processing $$ ...
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Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of a singular Covariance matrix

I am working on a research in which my data matrix $\bf X$ has dimension of $N\times P$ where $P>>>>N$.ie. its a small sample size problem. I need to compute the covariance of $\bf X$, ...
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Perspective projection alternate matrix (SOLVED)

A lot of perspective projection matrices I've seen look something like this: $$\left [\matrix {1&0&0&0\\0&1&0&0\\0&0&1&0\\0&0&z&0}\right]$$ where $z$ is ...
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how to calculate vehicle speed using mathematics and Image processing?

i am doing my project in image processing.using segmentation i have detected the moving part(i.e the car) in the video successfully. But now i want to calculate speed of vehicle. in the above ...
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Catastrophe theory: scale of a catastrophe for a 1D function

Studying arguments around scale space I came across the catastrophe theory. While I got what it suppose to describe (when a catastrophe e.g. annihilation happens on a continuous context), I'm not ...
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Is there a way to check if 2D level set function has changed from representing an object of genus 0 to genus 1?

This question has been moved from stack overflow to here. My goal is image segmentation but I think my question is a math one: In computer vision level sets are regularly used to represent moving ...
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Essential mathematics for Image Processing

What are the most essential mathematical concepts one has to be familiar with for succeeding in the field of Image/Signal Processing and Machine Learning. I am somewhat familiar with Tensors, ...
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What is the difference between Bilinear interpolation and Bilinear filtering

I'd like to know that different between bilinear interpolation vs blinear filtering in the manner of image processing warp operation. Are those two operations are identical ? I try to sample a ...
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Looking for a simple algorithm to scale/resize a matrix, or an image.

I am looking for a simple algorithm to scale a matrix of any size. Given matrix A of dimensions [w1,h1]. Given a scaling factor (or resizing factor) SF, which is a real number (not necessarily ...
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Calculating translation value and rotation angle of a rotated 2D image using MATLAB

I have two images which one of them is the Original image and the second one is Transformed image. I have to find out how many degrees Transformed image was rotated using 3x3 transformation matrix. ...
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Hysteresis Image Thresholding

In Image Processing, is it possible to automatically determine the upper and lower levels for a Hysteresis thresholding stage?. I have been looking for a while for a paper mentioning any technique for ...
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Conventional unit mesh

I'm trying to find and outline a non-primitive conventional unit mesh, I'm not sure how to go about it. I'd also like to find any mirrors of planes and rotional symmetry axes. Would this look ...
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Fourier transform in image processing

I want to know what a Fourier transform do to a image, does magnitude of this transform represent the energy of radiations captured by image, or is there any other way to find out the energy of ...
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Euler Lagrange equations

I need to minimise $$\int\limits_\Omega|\nabla H_\epsilon(\phi)|\,dx\,dy$$ with respect to $\phi$. Where $H_\epsilon$ is the regularised Heaviside function, so that it is differentiable. This can be ...
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Corrections and Normalization for Power Spectrum Calculation

So I'm hoping I can get some help. I have a 2d image and need to get the 1d power spectrum. I know the basic steps: take fft, take fft^2 to get power, then take average power in radial bins to get 1d ...
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Non-convexity of an energy functional

How would I go about showing that the following Mumford Shah functional is not convex? $$E_{MS}(u,C)= \int_{\Omega} |u_{0}(x,y) -u(x,y)|^{2}\ dx\ dy + \mu \int_{\Omega \backslash C}|\nabla ...
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Most computationally efficient way to find convolution of a matrix kernel with impulse response?

Let say if we wish to filter an input sequence x[n1, n2, n3] of NxNxN points using an Linear Shift Invariance system with impulse response h[n1, n2, n3], where the filter is a separable sequence, ...
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Looking for a formula to calculate DCT/FFT frequencies when cropping a matrix/image.

Given: A is a matrix of dimensions W1 x H1 . Cropping: Few rows and/or few columns were deleted from matrix A. We got matrix B of dimensions W2 x H2. Not more than 5% of matrix A rows/columns ...
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How to calculate the combined frequencies of a DCT matrix?

Given a 2D matrix of dimensions w1,h1. I preform a DCT 2D transform on the matrix (DCT = DCT type 2). I get a 2D result matrix. This matrix has two frequency axes - x,y (which are simply the ...
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How does a cropping of a 2D matrix/image affect its DCT transform?

I apologize in advance: since I am not a mathematician, maybe my question is not well defined, but I hope that some of you will still understand my meaning. Given a 2D matrix, or an image of ...
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Rigid Deformation

I'm trying to parse through this paper on using the method of moving least squares for rigid transformations - http://www.cs.rice.edu/~jwarren/research/mls.pdf Under section 2.3, the author mentions ...
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Why we take transpose of Vector (Displacement Vector)?

I'm trying to understand some equations that involves transpose of vectors (displacement vectors to be precise) Two set of vectors F and G (with i,j) that corresponds to X,Y value in plane and ...
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Regularized least squares

In Image Restoration, a true image f (in vector form)can be related to degraded data y through a linear model of the form $$y = Hf + n$$ where H is 2d blurring matrix and n denotes noise vector and ...
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Detecting camera shake

I have a bunch of data captured from a worm tracker that consists of a B&W camera that stares down at a few dozen worms for an hour at a time. The tracker captures the outline of each worm ...
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Is the autocorrelation of a function the same if one term is flipped on the y axis?

I have some questions about autocorrelation. They are very related, so I thought that one single post was appropriate for the topic. The first question is already illustrated in the subject: if I ...
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Would like in understanding a specific part of the Additive Operator Splitting scheme.

Can anybody help me to understand why the discretized version of this equation: $ \partial_tu = \partial_x \left( g(|\partial_x u_\sigma|^2) \partial_xu \right) $ (1) is the following: $ ...
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Image histogram equalization using variational calculus

In an image processing course at Coursera.org, on the section on PDE and calculus of variations, the professor gave the following as the functional to be optimized for image histogram modification: ...
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Derivative of the Total Variation of a digital image?

Thanks for your time reading my thread. I am trying to calculate the derivative of the Total Variation (TV) of a digital image with respect to its gray-scale intensity. Say, there is an image: ...
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Is it possible to formalize areas such as image processing and computer vision?

Is it possible to formalize areas such as image processing? By formalize I mean setup axioms, then derive theorems, and reason about image processing concepts and methods formally. I would say now ...
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texture mapping from a camera image to a 3D surface acquired by a kinect

I have the following problem: A kinect camera capture a 3D surface and save it as a .obj files containing all the positions of the vertices (in the kinect coordinate system). If I take a picture ...
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how to introduce time into calculus of variations for image processing?

I'm studying some topics about calculus of variation applied to image processing. I'd like to understand how to introduce time parameter to evolve an image in an iterative way. For example, let's ...
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How can I combine affine transformations into one matrix?

So from what I understand from this picture, the box is stretched to twice its width. And it is then flipped from the x-axis. And then it is rotated 30 degrees anticlockwise. So these three ...
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Given a N*M matrix determine the number of pairs that exist in a GLCM

This is an interesting problem for which I can't find a direct solution. Given a n*m matrix (in this case 5*5): 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 There exist a certain number of ...
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Normalizing a co-occurrence matrix with an energy function to create a conditional random field or markov random field.

I currently have a set of factors produced for a co-occurrence matrix : link I want to be able to move towards developing a conditional random field for pixel labelling and multi-class segmentation. ...
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How can the formulas for Energy, Entropy, Max prob, Contrast, Correlation be expressed informally?

I'm currently working on a project in OpenCV that requires me to classify textures. I've constructed co-occurence matrices for four directions, and I now need to use the following co-occurence ...
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Which figure provides the greatest change in angle per change in distance? (trigonometry)

I have been having a lively discussion with others about the following: We (myself and others) are using triangulation to measure distance to an object with a linear image sensor (CCD) and a ...
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Gaussian distribution and its parameters

I need to learn more about Gaussian distribution and given a set of data, plot a Gaussian distribution of it. Using the following code sample, could you please tell me how I can plot a Gaussian ...
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What does an image of Fourier Transformation of an image tell us?

First time studying image processing... I just don't understand what does fourier transformed image of an image describe? For example consider given following pictures, The first one is the image, and ...