Retrospective Illumination Correction of Greyscale Historical Aerial Photos

  • Anders Hast
  • Andrea Marchetti
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6979)


Illumination correction is a method aiming at removing the influence of light from the environment and other distorting factors in the image capture process. A novel algorithm based on luminance mapping is proposed that both removes the low frequency variations in intensity as well as increases the contrast in low contrast areas. Moreover, it avoids the common problems with homomorphic filters. This algorithm is being applied on historical aerial photos with good results.


Illumination Correction Luminance Mapping Image Stitching Image Mosaicing Vignetting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anders Hast
    • 1
  • Andrea Marchetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT)Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)PisaItaly

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