# Tagged Questions

This tag is for the mathematics involved in the field of image processing. Many such questions are also appropriate for Signal Processing Stack Exchange.

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### Mathematical explanation behind a picture posted (lifted from facebook)

In this image given below, there is an actor's (famous south Indian actor Rajinikanth) image which can be seen only if you shake your head ! I had lifted this from Facebook. I am just curious to ...
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### What do eigenvalues have to do with pictures?

I am trying to write a program that will perform OCR on a mobile phone, and I recently encountered this article : Can someone explain this to me ?
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### What does the Fourier Transform mean in the context of images?

This is clearly a very important equation with tonnes of properties that I see come up a lot in image processing literature, but I don't understand why this equation is important, and what it is ...
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### Homotopy and watershed

homotopy is a new word to me. Upon trying to understand this property, I immediately think of another well-known segmentation algorithm: watersheds. I see that watershed should exhibit some ...
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### How to measure the irregularity of a hexagon?

I need to evaluate the quality of a list of machine parts, which roughly has one center point surrounded by 6 exterior points. If the quality is good, then the 6 exterior points will form a regular ...
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### What are the limitations /shortcomings of Fourier Transform and Fourier Series?

I am fond of Fourier series & Fourier transform. But every approach has some outcomes and some shortcomings. It's limitations lead to innovation of new approach. So, can anybody explain about ...
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### A Mathematical way to represent a image kernel?

How to represent the calculation in this image mathematically? For example: With the discrete convolution and Fourier Transform. It tries to do a calculation on the original image (image A/input) ...
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### Why is 8x8 matrix chosen for Discrete Cosine Transform?

In JPEG and MPEG, why is 8x8 matrix chosen for Discrete Cosine Transform? Why not any other, say 64x64?
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### Laplacian 2D kernel - is it separable?

I'm wondering if the 2D laplacian kernel 0 1 0 1 -4 1 0 1 0 is also a separable kernel. How can I find that out?
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### any idea what fractal algorithm might generate this shape?

I Found this image around, and i'm curious what algorithm generates this kind of shape In particular, i'm curious how the flow lines are generated, since usually the Mandelbrot iteration just ...
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### Reprojecting/converting an orthographic image/grid into a cartesian grid

I'm trying to dewarp a fisheye image into a simple rectilinear image of a subset of the fisheye. As part of this, I'm trying to map the azimuth/altitude values into a point on the image. The points ...
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### How do I find/predict the center of a circle while only seeing the outer edge?

Question What formula would allow me to predict the center of this circle? In addition, what attributes of this image must be detected in order to predict the center? I figured understanding the ...
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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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### Mathematical Background for Computer Vision [closed]

I am a PhD student and would like to do deep research in the area of computer vision and pattern recognition. I know to be successful I need strong mathematical background. Could you please introduce ...
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### How can I measure the properties of a Point Spread Function?

What quantity or property can I use that describes by how much a point spread function distorts/blurs an image?
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### How do I apply a Gaussian Blur (low-pass filter) to an image made up from a set of points?

I have an image encoded in the form of a list of points, like so: ...
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### Largest four line segments of polygon

I have some polygon (see darkblue contour): It consists of very small segments, pixel by pixel, so angles differ although they seem to be the same. Visually we see 4 large line segments. How can I ...
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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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### Minimization problem as PDE

In the article "An Image Interpolation Scheme for Repetitive Structures" Luong, Ledda and Philips propose the following approach to denoising digital image. They consider that regularized total ...
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### Solving ill posed linear equations

Given a set of linear equations $AX=B$, say $A$ is an ill posed matrix (has a few singular values equal or very close to zero), which numerical algorithm (conjugate gradient, least squares or steepest ...
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### New Horizons at Pluto

I recently posted this question on the signal processing site http://dsp.stackexchange.com/questions/23768/new-horizons-at-pluto The only answer was less detailed than I hoped for, so I'm trying here ...
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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 \tilde{f}[m,n]=\sum_{p=0}^{M-1}\sum_{q=0}^{N-1}f[p,q]e^{\...
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### How to calculate the size of any rectangle to fit into an ellipse?

It's been a long time I do not review my math knowledge, please help me out. I have an ellipse image with fix size, let's say it has the bounding rect with width=w1, height=h1, and I have any random ...
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### May I know how to solve this Huffman coding-related question?

Question 1: An image is coded with 3 bits per pixel and the probabilities associated with each of the grey levels are P = [0.2 0.15 0.13 0.13 0.12 0.10 0.09 0.08]. (i) Using Huffman ...
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### SVD and how to get two points on a 3D line from the representation of the line by means of two intersecting planes?

I have a 3D line represented by the intersection of these two planes $a_1x+b_1y+c_1z+d_1=0$ $a_2x+b_2y+c_2z+d_2=0$ I need to compute two 3D points $P_1=(x_1,y_1,z_1)$ and $P_2=(x_2,y_2,z_2)$ ...
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### Explanation of this image warping (bulge filter) algorithm

I've been researching image warping algorithms lately and haven't found many comprehensive references. That said, there are of course code snippets from GIMP, jhlabs.com, and imagemagick.org but none ...
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### Fourier transform of a 2D image, and noise cancelation

I'm a statistics grad student, and I just started getting into Digital-Image-Processing (an analogy for processing super-large contingency tables). In the book "Digital Image Processing" by Gonzalez ...
Laplacian of Gaussian formula for 2d case is $$\operatorname{LoG}(x,y) = \frac{1}{\pi\sigma^4}\left(\frac{x^2+y^2}{2\sigma^2} - 1\right)e^{-\frac{x^2+y^2}{2\sigma^2}},$$ in scale-space related ...