Constraint-Based Interpolation Constraint-Based Interpolation

by Goggins, Daniel David

Abstract (Summary)
Image reconstruction is the process of converting a sampled image into a continuous one prior to transformation and resampling. This reconstruction can be more accurate if two things are known: the process by which the sampled image was obtained and the general characteristics of the original image. We present a new reconstruction algorithm known as Constraint-Based Interpolation, which estimates the sampling functions found in cameras and analyzes properties of real world images in order to produce quality real-world image magnifications.

To accomplish this, Constraint-Based Interpolation uses a sensor model that pushes the pixels in an interpolation to more closely match the data in the sampled image. Real-world image properties are ensured with a level-set smoothing model that smooths "jaggies" and a sharpening model that alleviates blurring.

This thesis describes the three models, their methods and constraints. The effects of the various models and constraints are also shown, as well as a human observer test. A variation of a previous interpolation technique, Quad-based Interpolation, and a new metric, gradient weighted contour curvature, is presented and analyzed.

Bibliographical Information:


School:Brigham Young University

School Location:USA - Utah

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:computer vision image processing magnification graphics understanding


Date of Publication:04/18/2005

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