Flash and Storm: Fast and Highly Practical Tone Mapping based on Naka-Rushton Equation

Nikola Banić, Sven Lončarić

Abstract

Tone mapping operators (TMOs) are used to convert high dynamic range (HDR) images to their low dynamic range (LDR) versions mostly to display them on standard display devices. The problem with many TMOs that produce high-quality results is that they are too slow to be used in real-time applications. In this paper, a new TMO is proposed whose steps are primarily designed to achieve high speed and to be practically implementable. Under this constraint the secondary goal is to produce low dynamic range images of high quality. The proposed TMO is based on Naka-Rushton equation used in combination with additional improvements and it has O(1) per-pixel complexity. The presented and discussed results show that, beside being faster and more practical, the proposed TMO outperforms many state-of-the-art TMOs in terms of resulting LDR image quality. To further demonstrate its practicality, the source code written in C++, Matlab, Python, Java, and HTML+JavaScript is available at http://TO_BE_INSERTED.

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Banić N. and Lončarić S. (2018). Flash and Storm: Fast and Highly Practical Tone Mapping based on Naka-Rushton Equation.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-290-5, pages 47-53. DOI: 10.5220/0006621600470053


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp18,
author={Nikola Banić and Sven Lončarić},
title={Flash and Storm: Fast and Highly Practical Tone Mapping based on Naka-Rushton Equation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,},
year={2018},
pages={47-53},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006621600470053},
isbn={978-989-758-290-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,
TI - Flash and Storm: Fast and Highly Practical Tone Mapping based on Naka-Rushton Equation
SN - 978-989-758-290-5
AU - Banić N.
AU - Lončarić S.
PY - 2018
SP - 47
EP - 53
DO - 10.5220/0006621600470053