Digital visual information processing and communication pervade nearly every aspect of our daily experience, and have even invaded our pockets in the form of camera-equipped cell phones and PDAs. This Handbook is intended to serve as the basic reference point on image and video processing, in the field, in the research laboratory, and in the classroom. Each chapter has been written by carefully selected, distinguished experts specializing in that topic and carefully reviewed by the Editor, Al Bovik, ensuring that the greatest depth of understanding be communicated to the reader. Coverage includes introductory, intermediate and advanced topics and as such, this book serves equally well as classroom textbook as reference resource.
Provides practicing engineers and students with a highly accessible resource for learning and using image/video processing theory and algorithms Includes a new chapter on image processing education, which should prove invaluable for those developing or modifying their curricula Covers the various image and video processing standards that exist and are emerging, driving today's explosive industry Offers an understanding of what images are, how they are modeled, and gives and introduction to how they are perceived Introduces the necessary, practical background to allow engineering students to acquire and process their own digital image or video data Culminates with a diverse set of applications chapters, covered in sufficient depth to serve as extensible models to the reader's own potential applications