1. Introduction

  1. Maria Petrou and
  2. Costas Petrou

Published Online: 27 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119994398.ch1

Image Processing: The Fundamentals, Second Edition

Image Processing: The Fundamentals, Second Edition

How to Cite

Petrou, M. and Petrou, C. (2010) Introduction, in Image Processing: The Fundamentals, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119994398.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745861

Online ISBN: 9781119994398

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Keywords:

  • digital image;
  • image processing;
  • image resolution;
  • point spread function

Summary

This chapter discusses the definitions of image, digital image, spectral band, image resolution, linear operator and point spread function. It focuses on the purpose of the image processing, and examines how one should use nonlinear operators in image processing. The chapter also discusses the relationship between the point spread function of an imaging device and that of a linear operator. It illustrates some examples of image processing concepts used in the book.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

digital images; image processing; image resolution; optical transfer function