3d International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems

Research Article

A Biologically Inspired Technique for Sampling of Color Images

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2008.4709,
        author={Rajesh B. Raut and Kishor M.  Bhurchandi},
        title={A Biologically Inspired Technique for Sampling of Color Images},
        proceedings={3d International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BIONETICS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Non-linear sampling Human retinal receptors Buchsbaum non-linearity Just Noticeable Difference (JND) Model of color vision},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2008.4709}
    }
    
  • Rajesh B. Raut
    Kishor M. Bhurchandi
    Year: 2010
    A Biologically Inspired Technique for Sampling of Color Images
    BIONETICS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2008.4709
Rajesh B. Raut1,*, Kishor M. Bhurchandi1,*
  • 1: Shri Ramdeobaba Kamla Nehru, Engg College, Nagpur +91-712-2582844
*Contact email: rautrb@rknec.edu, bhurchandikm@rknec.edu

Abstract

Color space dimensionality possesses main problem in fast processing of color images so appropriate sampling of color images is very important. Unlike the existing statistical sampling algorithm, in this paper, a biologically inspired non-linear color image sampling technique has been proposed using non-uniform quantization of RGB space. Response of human retinal receptors to various light intensities is non-linear in nature. Buschbaum has qualitatively presented the non-linear tan-sigmoid model of the human vision as against the logarithmic and power law models. An experiment has been carried out on certified normal color vision observers in broad day light conditions to model their color vision. Readings of this experiment were used to compute the parameters of Red, Green and Blue color vision non-linearity presented by Buchsbaum. These parametric non-linearity equations were used to sample the color images and other applications of the work have been proposed. The non-linearity equations with respective parameters represent the models of Red, Green and Blue color vision receptors. Physiological limitations and facts of human vision have been utilized to compute the parameter.