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The Statistics of Visual RepresentationThe experience of retinex image processing has prompted us to reconsider fundamental aspects of imaging and image processing. Foremost is the idea that a good visual representation requires a non-linear transformation of the recorded (approximately linear) image data. Further, this transformation appears to converge on a specific distribution. Here we investigate the connection between numerical and visual phenomena. Specifically the questions explored are: (1) Is there a well-defined consistent statistical character associated with good visual representations? (2) Does there exist an ideal visual image? And (3) what are its statistical properties?
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Langley Research Center
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Jobson, Daniel J.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Rahman, Zia-Ur
(College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA United States)
Woodell, Glenn A.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2002
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
Meeting Information
Meeting: SPIE''s Aerosense 2002 Symposium
Location: Orlando, FL
Country: United States
Start Date: April 1, 2002
End Date: April 5, 2002
Sponsors: International Society for Optical Engineering
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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