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SpringerBriefs in Computer Science

Image Blending Techniques and their Application in Underwater Mosaicing

Authors: Prados, Ricard, Garcia, Rafael, Neumann, László

  • Proposes strategies and solutions to tackle the challenges of building photo-mosaics of very large underwater optical surveys
  • Presents a comprehensive review of state-of-the art mosaicing and blending techniques
  • Introduces a complete approach to large-scale underwater image mosaicing and blending
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This work proposes strategies and solutions to tackle the problem of building photo-mosaics of very large underwater optical surveys, presenting contributions to the image preprocessing, enhancing and blending steps, and resulting in an improved visual quality of the final photo-mosaic. The text opens with a comprehensive review of mosaicing and blending techniques, before proposing an approach for large scale underwater image mosaicing and blending. In the image preprocessing step, a depth dependent illumination compensation function is used to solve the non-uniform illumination appearance due to light attenuation. For image enhancement, the image contrast variability due to different acquisition altitudes is compensated using an adaptive contrast enhancement based on an image quality reference selected through a total variation criterion. In the blending step, a graph-cut strategy operating in the image gradient domain over the overlapping regions is suggested. Next, an out-of-core blending strategy for very large scale photo-mosaics is presented and tested on real data. Finally, the performance of the approach is evaluated and compared with other approaches.

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-05558-9
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-05557-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Image Blending Techniques and their Application in Underwater Mosaicing
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05558-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05558-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-05557-2
Series ISSN
2191-5768
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 107
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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