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Compute the image intensity on a spherical surface under orthographic projection

I got stuck on the folllowing exercise: Consider a spherical surface of radius $r$ centered at the origin with equation:$$z = d - \sqrt{r^2 - x^2 - y^2}, \quad x^2 + y^2 \leq r$$. The surface is ...
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Displaying images on Matlab.

I'm working on image denoising problem and I have develop an optimization algorithm in Matlab for this prupose. The images are in a 256 grey level scale so mathematically what I have is a map from ...
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Scale invariant Image Moments - not scale variant?

I came across a problem working with image moments [1]. It is stated that $\eta_{ij} = \frac{\mu_{ji}}{\mu_{00}^{k}}$ where $k = 1 + \frac{i+j}{2}$ is scale invariant. However, if I try to ...
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Can someone explain Wishart distribution?

I have to use Wishart distribution to model noise in images. Can someone explain or give intuition behind wishart distribution. Thank you !!!
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Why are there these patterns in these pathtraced images?

I've written a path tracing renderer for a technology class, and, while examining the histograms of the resulting images, I found a weird wavy pattern. The resultant image is the average of many ...
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Discrete Fourier Transform question

Let $R_{M\times N}$ be a space of size $M\times N$. Define the 2D Discrete Fourier Transform of $f\in R_{M\times N}$ to be \begin{equation} \tilde{f}[m,n]=\sum_{p=0}^{M-1}\sum_{q=0}^{N-1}f[p,q]e^{\...
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Help with Homework Problem for Img Processing class

I have this homework about Image Processing: Give the general equation of a complex or real-valued digital image that produces a delta function in the frequency domain. Demonstrate this function for ...
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Solve a equation involved differential operator in Matlab

I want to solve $F$ in the following equation in Matlab: $$ F + \partial_x F = Y, $$ where $F$ is a matrix (image), $\partial_x$ is the differential operator of $x$ axis, and $Y$ is a known matrix. ...
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What is the simplest way to extract a rough orientation statistics from images

Which is the fastest method to extract a rough orientation statistics from images. I think the most precise way is the scanning with local Gabor filters, but its very time consuming. Is it possible to ...
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discretization of $div(\psi(x, y)\nabla(u(x, y)))$ for image processing

I am trying to derive numerical scheme for optical flow In Euler-Lagrange equations i obtain following term $div(\psi(x, y)\nabla(u(x, y)))$ where $\psi, u : R^2 \rightarrow R$, $div(u)$ denotes ...
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Improvement over gamma correction for brightening images?

I'd like to brighten one of my own images for printing purposes, using a program I made. When I use the formula: pixelBrightness^0.6 to brighten an image (0.6 being an example, and where ...
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Is A+D-C-B really the correct formula to get sum over rectangle in summed area table?

Recently, I was taught about the summed area table (integral image) concept. This table represents a matrix, usually an image, so that every ${SAT}_{ij}$ (I used SAT as summed area table) equals to ...
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How do I solve Euler Lagrange equation for image de-blurring?

This is one of the two Euler Lagrange equations for de-blurring which I need to solve: $$ u_r(-x,-y)\star\big(u_r(x,y)\star k-u_0\big) - \lambda_1\nabla \cdot \bigg(\frac{\nabla k}{|\nabla k|}\...
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Given an intensity histogram,we apply an histogram equalization.Calculate the new intensity of the pixels in the original histogram had a150 intensity

It's a question from an exam that I can't understand its result. Given the following intensity histogram of an image: After an histogram equalization applied for this histogram, we've got the ...
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Using the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky operator applied on the Korteweg–de Vries Soliton as a filter for image processing

When the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky operator (Kuramoto-Si) is applied to the Korteweg–de Vries Soliton (Soliton) we obtain a very interesting filter which is able to process an image via convolution. An ...
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Finding the best fit of 3 categories ( restaurants/meal/person analogy problem )

I have this problem that sounds tedious and long and I'm not sure if there exist an intuitive way to solve it. The problem is related to image recognition but I will try to give an analogy to it You ...
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The mathematics of anaglyph images

Note: I'm not quite sure whether this question properly belongs to the Mathematica or to the mathematics Stack Exchange. But because my question mainly concerns general mathematical principles rather ...
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Which topics in maths should I know before I dive into programming for image processing?

I am a student who wants to start out with programming for Image processing but as I do not have a good mathematical background(I haven't studied A-level Maths) I would like to know what are the ...
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How can I convert camera motion into zoom?

I try to reconstruct a camera of a video sequence via match moving techniques. After the reconstruction process all seemed to work as expected, but then I've realized my camera is moving forward ...
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Geometric Transformations of Images

Related to image processing, I'm familiar with different types of geometric transformations. Translation, scaling, similarity, Affine, Perspectivity, and Projective Transformation. Is there a ...
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Homography matrix form for decomposition

I am trying to decompose a homography matrix. I read that there are a few methods to do that (e.g. Faugeras, Zhang). But I wasn't able to produce a useful output yet. I am not sure which form my ...
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Image analysis camera

A camera has the following data: CCD-chip Horizontal solution 5120 pixels Vertical solution 3840 pixels Pixels size $6.4 \mu$m $\cdot$ $6.4 \mu$m Pixels placement $6.4 \mu$m (center to center) ...
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Move coordinate system of a 3x3 homography matrix

I have a $3 \times 3$ homography matrix $H$. It was computed the way so that I can multiply a point of my image ($1000 \times 1000$px with coordinates $0/0$ to $1000/1000$) e.g. $1/1$ and get the new ...
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Understanding JPEG compression.

I have some problems in understanding a passage of the JPEG compression algorithm: Consider an $8\times8$ matrix $M$ that in our case is a "piece'' of a channel (for example the red channel $R$) of ...
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Get 1d kernel from 2d gaussian

I calculated the following gaussian 2d kernel: 0.011344 0.083820 0.011344 0.083820 0.619347 0.083820 0.011344 0.083820 0.011344 This kernel is the outer ...
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Why does one compute the power spectrum of an image from the Fourier transform of its autocorrelation and from the square of its spectrum?

image: f(x,y) fourier transform of f is F(u,v) my Goal is to compute its power spectrum. [denoted by P(u,v)] the first way to compute is by using the magnitude of fourier transform: $|F(u,v)|=\sqrt{...
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Combining two convolution kernels

Is it possible to combine two convolution kernels (convolution in terms of image processing, so it's actually a correlation) into one, so that covnolving the image with the new kernel gives the same ...
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How correctly define the pixel intensity of an image?

Let's do easy: I have an image IM and p(i,j) is the discrete intensity value of a pixel in the image IM (not necessarily 2-dimensional)..... How can I mathematically correctly define this? Thank you ...
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What is the matrix representation of Radon transform?

Just as the title, my question is what is the matrix representation of Radon transform (Radon projection matrix)? I want to have an exact matrix for the Radon transformation. (I want to implement ...
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Averaging and approximation

I read a paper reference at http://arxiv.org/pdf/1101.1764.pdf that if we average a set $V=\{V(t_0,\nu_0), V({t_1,\nu_1),..., V(t_n,\nu_n)}\}$; with $V(t_i,\nu_i)=e^{i\sigma(t_i,\nu_i)}$ then we can ...
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Enlarge a 2d plot of f(x,y) while keeping the moiré patterns at the same size

I have some function $z=f(x,y)$ with $x,y,z$ real numbers. I wrote a script that generates a $600\times 600$ pixels plot of this function for, say, $0 < x < 1$ and $0 < y<1$, by mapping z ...
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sinc in 2d: how to interprete this in spatial domain?

The following two images are the ideal low pass filter in the frequency domain. As you can see, the origin (low frequency component), can pass through this filter while the high frequency are blocked. ...
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how does the following parameters affect the peak ( radius ,theta) of the its frequency spectrum?

The following is the similar magnified picture to the second image that it indicates the parameter i am going to talk about. Suppose i am going to fourier transform (DFT) of the following picture (...
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Minimizing image compression error (DCT)

I'm doing an assignement on image compression. I have to quantify the error given as $||A-\hat{A}||^2/||A||^2$, where $|\cdot|$ is the Eucledian norm. I really need help, so please just give some ...
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Generate evenly spaced points on 2D graph

I want to draw dots on an image that is W by W pixels. The image is stored as a 1-D array of pixels. The pixel (x,y) is at array index x + y * W. I am thinking that I can use a fixed step size, N, ...
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Convex Sets Pre-image

I am struggling with the following question: Let $a \in \mathbb{R}^n $ and $ b \in \mathbb{R}$ and define $ f: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow$ $\mathbb{R} $ by $f(x) = \langle x,a \rangle + b, x \in \...
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Multiply image kernels

If I have 3 image kernels (edge detection, sharpen, box blur) and want to perform each to an image in that order. Can I multiply the 3 together in some way and apply them to my image in one go? Here ...
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Integration of dirac function explanation

I have a problem that need your help. I have a gray image. We denotes $I(x)$ is gray level of a pixel in the image and $f(z)$ is a function of $z$(ie: histogram function...)-where $z$ is the set of ...
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Using difference of average for identifying features in an image

I'm working with this paper: Textural Features Corresponding to Visual Perception, by Tamura, Mori, and Yamawaki. There's a part where you have to calculate neighborhoods of one image (matrix of, for ...
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How to orthogonalize a set of 2x2 matrices?

I have set of 2D affine transformations of images and I need to modify the transformations such way that they become as close to rotations as possible to minimize distortions of images. Let the ...
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Check whether an image is proportional to a given one

I wonder how can I test whether the size of an image is proportional to $250\times 167$. For example, I have an image size of $1000\times 668$ and would like to see if it is proportional to $250\...
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Compressing an image by merging pixels [duplicate]

Let's say you have an image with dimensions (height, width) $h,w$ pixels. It is stored in a table $T[y][x]$ Unfortunately, the software you are using to generate this image can only use rectangles. ...
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About Radon Transform

Recently I got to Know that, Radon Transformation has huge contribution to Computer Tomography. So I would like to know about Radon transformation in Mathematical point of view. Can any one suggest ...
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How to mark rational points on a sphere

I found this picture on mathoverflow, which I find very intriguing and so I like to know how to draw such an image with a simple computer program. To calculate the rational point, I can draw a line ...
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Distributional Representation of Perimeter in Chan-Vese

While re-implementing the classic Chan-Vese Algorithm for image segmentation, I stumbled upon the following statement, which I have problems to understand: Let $H: \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be the ...
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Is 2D FFT separable?

Suppose I have a 2D matrix (or image). Can I loop on the columns - compute the FFT of each column and then loop on the rows (of the result matrix) and compute the FFT of that? Would that be equivalent ...
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Energy functional in Geodesic Active Contours

I have read some papers about Geometric active contours of the author C.Gout and Le Guyader [1] Segmentation under geometrical conditions using geodesic active contours and interpolation using level ...
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Algorithms to increase or decrease the contrast of an image

While tinkering with image editing, I thought I might implement a contrast algorithm; something that would take a range of values and, based on the value that the user provides (from 0 to 255; the ...
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Minimize Energy in Image processing - Geodesic active contours

I've read some papers in Geodesic active contours (Image processing), which use the minimization of an Energy, consist of Internal Energy and External energy, for example, in the paper of Kass (Snake: ...
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Radon Transformation

I have been tinkering over the line segmentation of images. I found that it is very well implemented in matlab with the Hough algorithm. Now the Hough-transformation is just a special form of the ...