Image Processing Handbook covers methods for two different purposes: o improving the visual appearance of images to a human viewer preparing images for measurement of the features and structures. The handbook presents an extensive collection of image processing tools, enabling the user of computer-based system to understand those methods provided in packaged software and to program additions needed for particular applications. With balanced, complete descriptions, the text outlines frequency space methods with extensive mathematical presentation and spatial domain processing - requiring only a modest technical background in mathematics or computers. The thrust of the book remains teaching by example: By seeing what various operations do to representative images, the reader will discover how and why to use them.
Contents: Acquiring Images. Printing and Storage. Correcting Imaging Defects. Image Enhancement. Processing Images in Frequency Space. Segmentation and Thresholding. Processing Binary Images. Image Measurements. 3D Image Acquisition. 3D Image Visualization. Surface Imaging. References. Index.