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28 January 2008 Efficient HDR image acquisition using estimation of scenic dynamic range in camera images with different exposures
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Proceedings Volume 6807, Color Imaging XIII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications; 680705 (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.765322
Event: Electronic Imaging, 2008, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
Generally, to acquire an HDR image, many images that cover the entire dynamic range of the scene with different exposure times are required, then these images are fused into one HDR image. This paper proposes an efficient method for the HDR image acquisition with small number of images. First, we estimated scenic dynamic range using two images with different exposure times. These two images contain the upper and lower limit of the scenic dynamic range. Independently of the scene, according to varied exposure times, similar characteristics for both the maximum gray levels in images that include the upper limit and the minimum gray levels in images that include the lower limit are identified. After modeling these characteristics, the scenic dynamic range is estimated using the modeling results. This estimated scenic dynamic range is then used to select the proper exposure times for the acquisition of an HDR image. We selected only three proper exposure times because entire dynamic range of the cameras could be covered by three dynamic range of the cameras with different exposure times. To evaluate the error of the HDR image, experiments using virtual digital camera images were carried out. For several test images, the error of the HDR image using proposed method was comparable to that of the HDR image which utilize more than ten images for the HDR image acquisition.
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Dae-Keun Park, Kee-Hyon Park, Tae-Hyoung Lee, Myong-Hui Choi, and Yeong-Ho Ha "Efficient HDR image acquisition using estimation of scenic dynamic range in camera images with different exposures", Proc. SPIE 6807, Color Imaging XIII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 680705 (28 January 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.765322
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