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Image Processing. Goal Start simple: look at small windows Identify useful image structures (‘Clues’ useful for recognizing objects) Eliminate irrelevant aspects of image appearance (neglect appearance variations that don’t help to explain object identity)

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**Image Processing**• Goal • Start simple: look at small windows • Identifyusefulimage structures (‘Clues’ useful for recognizing objects) • Eliminate irrelevant aspects of image appearance (neglect appearance variations that don’t help to explain object identity) • First step (usually) in any algorithm**We don’t “see” most information in image**+ Can add invisible change**We don’t “see” most information in image**+ Can add invisible change =**Initial Image**• Important information small fraction of total**Important information**Initial Image • Important information small fraction of total Boundary locations boundary sharpness size/direction of brightness change**Elder: IJCV 34(2/3), 97–122 (1999)**Important information Initial Image • Important information small fraction of total Boundary locations edge sharpness; size/direction of brightness change Reconstruct good semblance of original image just using info at boundaries Reconstruction**Image Processing**• Goal • Small windows • Identify useful image structures (`clues’) • Eliminate irrelevant aspects • Example 1 • Emphasize signal; suppress noise**Image Processing**• Goal • Small windows • Identify useful image structures (`clues’) • Eliminate irrelevant aspects • Example 2 • Detect“boundaries” (jumps in brightness) • De-emphasizeslow variations in brightness**Why look at small windows?**• Local redundancy • Neighboring image points strongly related (points on same object have similar color, texture) Don’t need to know brightness at every pixel Isolate just useful information (eg, average brightness in window) What’s behind the patch?**Why look at small windows?**• Details are important! Boundary signalspresence of some object**Note**• All image locations are equal • Mannequin equally likely to be anywhere in image**Note**• All image locations are equal* • Mannequin equally likely to be anywhere in image *Not quite true for photographs (people center and compose images)**Conclusion**• Analyze image over every small window ... ... ...**Conclusion**• Analyze image over every small window • Easiest: linear weighted sum of brightness in each window ... ... ...**Conclusion**• Analyze image over every small window • Easiest: linear weighted sum of brightness in each window Convolution (filtering) ... ... ...**What is image filtering?**For each pixel, modify value based on values of pixels nearby**Linear Filtering**• New pixel value =weightedsum of nearby pixels • Uses: • Integrate information over regions • Clean up noisy images • Analyze image at different resolutions • Detectimage patterns, brightness boundaries • Connects to Fourier analysis**Example (animated)**• 1D “image” Average Sum nearby pixels with weights Called mask, kernel, filter… I' Filtered Image Averaging makes filtered curve smoother**2D Linear Filtering**1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 x 3filter (averaging or box filter) Image Note: computer vision filters usually have small number of pixels**2D Linear Filtering**Filtered Image Image**2D Linear Filtering**Filtered Image Image**2D Linear Filtering**Filtered Image Image**2D Linear Filtering**Filtered Image Image**2D Linear Filtering**Filtered Image Image**2D Linear Filtering**Filtered Image Image**2D Linear Filtering**Filtered Image Image**2D Linear Filtering**Filtered Image Image**Filtering Equations (correlation!)**Filtered image Original image filter (or mask, kernel…)**Filtering Equations (correlation!)**Filtered image Original image filter is a “little image” containing the weights with which the pixels of are summed • Procedure • For each filter position • Multiply filter and image entries in corresponding positions • Sum and record result at position under filter center**Filtering Equations (correlation!)**Filtered image Original image filter**Filtering Equations (correlation!)**Filtered image Original image filter Index ranges give filter size, here (2N+1) x (2N+1)**Filtering Equations (correlation!)**Filtered image Original image filter Index ranges give filter size, here (2N+1) x (2N+1) Easiest: use odd sized filters, symmetric index range [–N,N] so filter center at (0,0)**One Dimension (correlation!)**Filtered image For filter of size (2N+1) centered on (0,0)**Convolution**• Like Correlation withFilter Reversed 1D 2D**Convolution**‘-’ instead of ‘+’ crucial change! • Like Correlation withFilter Reversed 1D 2D**Convolution**• Like Correlation withFilter Reversed • Many nice properties-a kind of multiplication 1D 2D**Convolution**From now on, linear filtering equals convolution (unless I say otherwise)**Convolution procedure**Convolved image Original image filter • Procedure • For each filter position • Flip (reflect) filter in both x and y directions • Multiply filter and image entries in corresponding positions • Sum and record result at position under filter center**Convolution: symmetric form(doesn’t work for correlation)**1D**Convolution: symmetric form(doesn’t work for correlation)**1D {**Convolution: symmetric form(doesn’t work for correlation)**1D {**Convolution: symmetric form(doesn’t work for correlation)**1D Convention: extend filter. Assign W(i)=0 for out-of-range**Convolution: symmetric form(doesn’t work for correlation)**1D Convention: extend filter. Assign W(i)=0 for out-of-range**Convolution: symmetric form(doesn’t work for correlation)**1D This extends for any number of convolutions (again, with convention that everything out of range is zero for W and V)**Convolution: symmetric form(doesn’t work for correlation)**2D**Convolution: symmetric form(doesn’t work for correlation)**2D**Convolution like multiplication!**• Commutative • Associative • Distributive (linear)**Convolution like multiplication!**• Commutative**Convolution like multiplication!**• Commutative

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