10 January 2014 Quality assessment of color images based on the measure of just noticeable color difference
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Proceedings Volume 9069, Fifth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2013); 906925 (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054184
Event: Fifth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing, 2013, Hong Kong, China
Abstract
Accurate assessment on the quality of color images is an important step to many image processing systems that convey visual information of the reproduced images. An accurate objective image quality assessment (IQA) method is expected to give the assessment result highly agreeing with the subjective assessment. To assess the quality of color images, many approaches simply apply the metric for assessing the quality of gray scale images to each of three color channels of the color image, neglecting the correlation among three color channels. In this paper, a metric for assessing color images’ quality is proposed, in which the model of variable just-noticeable color difference (VJNCD) is employed to estimate the visibility thresholds of distortion inherent in each color pixel. With the estimated visibility thresholds of distortion, the proposed metric measures the average perceptible distortion in terms of the quantized distortion according to the perceptual error map similar to that defined by National Bureau of Standards (NBS) for converting the color difference enumerated by CIEDE2000 to the objective score of perceptual quality assessment. The perceptual error map in this case is designed for each pixel according to the visibility threshold estimated by the VJNCD model. The performance of the proposed metric is verified by assessing the test images in the LIVE database, and is compared with those of many well-know IQA metrics. Experimental results indicate that the proposed metric is an effective IQA method that can accurately predict the image quality of color images in terms of the correlation between objective scores and subjective evaluation.
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Chun-Hsien Chou, Yun-Hsiang Hsu, "Quality assessment of color images based on the measure of just noticeable color difference", Proc. SPIE 9069, Fifth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2013), 906925 (10 January 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054184; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054184
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