7. Image Processing for Multispectral Images

  1. Maria Petrou and
  2. Costas Petrou

Published Online: 27 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119994398.ch7

Image Processing: The Fundamentals, Second Edition

Image Processing: The Fundamentals, Second Edition

How to Cite

Petrou, M. and Petrou, C. (2010) Image Processing for Multispectral Images, in Image Processing: The Fundamentals, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119994398.ch7

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745861

Online ISBN: 9781119994398



  • colour image processing;
  • multispectral images


This chapter discusses the difference between colour image processing and multispectral image processing. If the outcome of image processing is to be an image to be viewed by humans, or if the outcome has to be identical with the outcome a human would produce by taking into consideration the colour of the image, then one has to apply image processing taking into consideration the way humans see colours. The way humans perceive colour is significant in image processing only in special cases: when we try to develop an industrial inspection system that is aimed at replacing the human inspector, and when we intent to modify images, eg compress or enhance them, with the purpose of being seen by a human.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

image processing; spectral analysis