Comparing Real and Synthetic Images: Some Ideas About Metrics

  • H. Rushmeier
  • G. Ward
  • C. Piatko
  • P. Sanders
  • B. Rust
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This paper explores numerical techniques for comparing real and synthetic luminance images. We introduce components of a perceptually based metric using ideas from the image compression literature. We apply a series of metrics to a set of real and synthetic images, and discuss their performance. Finally, we conclude with suggestions for future work in formulating image metrics and incorporating them into new image synthesis methods.


Measured Image Synthetic Image Simulated Image Cube Root Random Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Rushmeier
    • 1
  • G. Ward
    • 2
  • C. Piatko
    • 1
  • P. Sanders
    • 3
  • B. Rust
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.GE NELA ParkClevelandUSA

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