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Principles of Digital Image Processing

Advanced Methods

  • Presents advanced material in a practical and easily accessible manner without compromising on formal aspects

  • Combines theory and implementation in a coherent and highly transparent manner

  • Explains the applicability and performance of methods on illustrative examples and real images


Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Wilhelm Burger, Mark J. Burge
    Pages 1-3
  3. Wilhelm Burger, Mark J. Burge
    Pages 5-50
  4. Wilhelm Burger, Mark J. Burge
    Pages 51-81
  5. Wilhelm Burger, Mark J. Burge
    Pages 83-117
  6. Wilhelm Burger, Mark J. Burge
    Pages 119-167
  7. Wilhelm Burger, Mark J. Burge
    Pages 169-227
  8. Wilhelm Burger, Mark J. Burge
    Pages 229-296
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 297-369

About this book


This easy-to-follow textbook is the third of three volumes which provide a modern, algorithmic introduction to digital image processing, designed to be used both by learners desiring a firm foundation on which to build, and practitioners in search of critical analysis and concrete implementations of the most important techniques. This volume builds upon the introductory material presented in the first two volumes (Fundamental Techniques and Core Algorithms) with additional key concepts and methods in image processing.

Features and topics:

  • Practical examples and carefully constructed chapter-ending exercises drawn from the authors' years of experience teaching this material
  • Real implementations, concise mathematical notation, and precise algorithmic descriptions designed for programmers and practitioners
  • Easily adaptable Java code and completely worked-out examples for easy inclusion in existing (and rapid prototyping of new) applications
  • Uses ImageJ, the image processing system developed, maintained, and freely distributed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Provides a supplementary website with the complete Java source code, test images, and corrections—
  • Additional presentation tools for instructors including a complete set of figures, tables, and mathematical elements

This thorough, reader-friendly text will equip undergraduates with a deeper understanding of the topic and will be invaluable for further developing knowledge via self-study.

Wilhelm Burger, Ph.D., is the director of the Digital Media degree programs at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences at Hagenberg.

Mark J. Burge, Ph.D., is a senior principal at MITRE in Washington, D.C.


Digital Image Processing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Informatics/Communications/MediaUpper Austria Univ. of Applied SciencesHagenbergAustria
  2. 2.The Capital Gallery BuildingNoblisWashington, D.C.USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Principles of Digital Image Processing
  • Book Subtitle Advanced Methods
  • Authors Wilhelm Burger
    Mark J. Burge
  • Series Title Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Undergraduate Topics Computer Sci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-84882-918-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-919-0
  • Series ISSN 1863-7310
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 369
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 112 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Image Processing and Computer Vision
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From the reviews:

“The book is well written. The English is clear. The background for the algorithms are clearly explained. … This book does a good job of describing the advanced topics. The narrative discusses the implementation of the algorithms. The topics are deliberately described with the goal of explaining the material to an advanced level reader … . it has many good elements and is worth considering for reference or for a course.” (Elisa H. Barney Smith, IAPR Newsletter, Vol. 36 (2), April, 2014)