High dynamic range displays that incorporate two optically-coupled image planes have recently been developed. This dual image plane design requires that a given HDR input image be split into two complementary standard dynamic range components that drive the coupled systems, therefore there existing image splitting issue. In this research, two types of HDR display systems (hardcopy and softcopy HDR display) are constructed to facilitate the study of HDR image splitting algorithm for building HDR displays. A new HDR image splitting algorithm which incorporates iCAM06 image appearance model is proposed, seeking to create displayed HDR images that can provide better image quality. The new algorithm has potential to improve image details perception, colorfulness and better gamut utilization. Finally, the performance of the new iCAM06-based HDR image splitting algorithm is evaluated and compared with widely spread luminance square root algorithm through psychophysical studies.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Image processing--Digital techniques; Computer vision; Optical pattern recognition; Color vision
Department, Program, or Center
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)
Zhang, Dan, "Appearance-based image splitting for HDR display systems" (2011). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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