IMAGE ENHANCEMENT FOR CHALLENGING LIGHTING CONDITIONS

  • US 20120328205A1
  • Filed: 06/27/2011
  • Published: 12/27/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of enhancing a digital image comprising:

  • receiving a digital image;

    determining a lighting impairment type of the digital image;

    processing the received digital image based on the determined lighting impairment to produce a pre-processed image that appears as a particular impairment type of an enhancement algorithm; and

    applying the enhancement algorithm for the particular impairment type to produce a processed image, the enhancement algorithm applied to;

    the pre-processed image when the lighting impairment type of the digital image does not match the particular impairment type of the enhancement algorithm;

    orthe digital image when the lighting impairment type of the digital image matches the particular impairment type.

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