Wide-Angle Lens Distortion Correction Using Division Models

  • Miguel Alemán-Flores
  • Luis Alvarez
  • Luis Gomez
  • Daniel Santana-Cedrés
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8258)


In this paper we propose a new method to automatically correct wide-angle lens distortion from the distorted lines generated by the projection on the image of 3D straight lines. We have to deal with two major problems: on the one hand, wide-angle lenses produce a strong distortion, which makes the detection of distorted lines a particularly difficult task. On the other hand, the usual single parameter polynomial lens distortion models is not able to manage such a strong distortion. We propose an extension of the Hough transform by adding a distortion parameter to detect the distorted lines, and division lens distortion models to manage wide-angle lens distortion. We present some experiments on synthetic and real images to show the ability of the proposed approach to automatically correct this type of distortion. A comparison with a state-of-the-art method is also included to show the benefits of our method.


lens distortion wide-angle lens Hough transform line detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Alemán-Flores
    • 1
  • Luis Alvarez
    • 1
  • Luis Gomez
    • 1
  • Daniel Santana-Cedrés
    • 1
  1. 1.CTIM (Centro de Tecnologías de la Imagen)Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaSpain

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