© 1998

The Colour Image Processing Handbook

  • S. J. Sangwine
  • R. E. N. Horne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The present state and the future of colour image processing

    1. S. J. Sangwine, R. E. N. Horne
      Pages 1-3
  3. Colour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. William McIlhagga
      Pages 7-25
    3. M. Ronnier Luo
      Pages 26-66
  4. Image Acquisition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Robin E. N. Horne
      Pages 93-114
    3. Christine Connolly
      Pages 115-128
    4. Christine Connolly, Henryk Palus
      Pages 129-146
  5. Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. John M. Gauch
      Pages 149-162
    3. John M. Gauch
      Pages 163-187
    4. Konstantinos N. Plataniotis, Anastasios N. Venetsanopoulos
      Pages 188-209
    5. Mary L. Comer, Edward J. Delp
      Pages 210-227
    6. Stephen J. Sangwine, Amy L. Thornton
      Pages 228-241
    7. Marek Domański, Maciej Bartkowiak
      Pages 242-304
  6. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Peter A. Rhodes
      Pages 307-331
    3. Ján Morovic
      Pages 332-357

About this book


This book is aimed at those using colour image processing or researching new applications or techniques of colour image processing. It has been clear for some time that there is a need for a text dedicated to colour. We foresee a great increase in the use of colour over the coming years, both in research and in industrial and commercial applications. We are sure this book will prove a useful reference text on the subject for practicing engineers and scientists, for researchers, and for students at doctoral and, perhaps masters, level. It is not intended as an introductory text on image processing, rather it assumes that the reader is already familiar with basic image processing concepts such as image representation in digital form, linear and non-linear filtering, trans­ forms, edge detection and segmentation, and so on, and has some experience with using, at the least, monochrome equipment. There are many books cov­ ering these topics and some of them are referenced in the text, where appro­ priate. The book covers a restricted, but nevertheless, a very important, subset of image processing concerned with natural colour (that is colour as per­ ceived by the human visual system). This is an important field because it shares much technology and basic theory with colour television and video equipment, the market for which is worldwide and very large; and with the growing field of multimedia, including the use of colour images on the Inter­ net.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. J. Sangwine
    • 1
  • R. E. N. Horne
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of ReadingUK

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