A disadvantage in error diffusion is that it creates objectionable texture patterns at certain gray levels. An approach, threshold perturbation by Fibonacci-like sequences, was studied. This process is simpler than applying a vision model and it also decreases the visible patterns in error diffusion. Vector error diffusion guarantees minimum color distance in binarization provided that a uniform color space is used. Four color spaces were studied in this research. It was found that vector error diffusion in two linear color spaces made no reduction in the quality of halftoning compared with that in CIEL*a*b* or CIEL*u*v* color spaces. A luminance vision MTF and a chroma vision MTF were used in model-based error diffusion to further improve the halftone image quality.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Image processing--Digital techniques; Color printing--Digital techniques; Computer graphics
Department, Program, or Center
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)
Zeng, Huanzhao, "Digital halftoning using fibonacci-like sequence pertubation and using vision-models in different color spaces" (1996). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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