A Retinex Inspired Bilateral Filter for Enhancing Images under Difficult Light Conditions

Michela Lecca

Abstract

This paper presents SuPeR-B, a novel, Retinex inspired color spatial algorithm to enhance images acquired under difficult light conditions, such as pictures containing dark and bright regions caused by backlight and/or local, not diffused spotlight. SuPeR-B takes as input a color image and improves its readability by processing its color channels independently in accordance with some principles of the Retinex theory. Precisely, SuPeR-B re-works the channel intensity of each pixels accounting for differences computed both in the spatial and intensity domains. In this way, SuPeR-B acts as a bilater filter. The experiments, carried out on a real-world dataset, shows that SuPeR-B ensures good enhancement results, also in comparison with other state-of-the-art algorithms: SuPeR-B improves the overall content of the image, making the dark regions brighter and more contrasted, while lowering possible chromatic dominants of the light.

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Lecca M. (2021). A Retinex Inspired Bilateral Filter for Enhancing Images under Difficult Light Conditions.In Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-488-6, pages 76-86. DOI: 10.5220/0010235900760086


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp21,
author={Michela Lecca},
title={A Retinex Inspired Bilateral Filter for Enhancing Images under Difficult Light Conditions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,},
year={2021},
pages={76-86},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010235900760086},
isbn={978-989-758-488-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,
TI - A Retinex Inspired Bilateral Filter for Enhancing Images under Difficult Light Conditions
SN - 978-989-758-488-6
AU - Lecca M.
PY - 2021
SP - 76
EP - 86
DO - 10.5220/0010235900760086