Comparing Real and Synthetic Images: Some Ideas about Metrics

TitleComparing Real and Synthetic Images: Some Ideas about Metrics
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsHolly Rushmeier, Gregory J Ward, Christine Paitko, Phil Sanders, Bert W Rust
Conference Name6th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering
Date Published06/1995
Conference LocationDublin, Ireland
Call NumberLBL-37859

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. FinaIly, we conclude with suggestions for future work in formulating image metrics and incorporating them into new image synthesis methods.

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