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Color Image Enhancement Using a Retinex Algorithm with Bilateral Filtering for Images with Poor Illumination
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 Title & Authors
Color Image Enhancement Using a Retinex Algorithm with Bilateral Filtering for Images with Poor Illumination
Mulyantini, Agustien; Choi, Heung-Kook;
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 Abstract
Color enhancement basically deals with color manipulation in digital images. Recently, the technique has become widely used as a result of the increasing use of digital cameras. Retinex-based colorenhancement algorithms are a popular technique. In this paper, retinex with bilateral filtering is proposed to improve the quality of poorly illuminated images. Generally, it consists of three main steps: first, a retinex-based algorithm with color restoration; second, transformation mapping using histogram matching; and finally, smoothing the image using a bilateral filter. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can successfully enhance image contrast while avoiding the halo effect and maintaining the color distribution in the image.
 Keywords
Color;Image Enhancement;Retinex Algorithm;Poor Illumination;
 Language
English
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