Quality-aware images

Zhou Wang, Guixing Wu, Hamid Rahim Sheikh, Eero Simoncelli, En Hui Yang, Alan Conrad Bovik

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Abstract

We propose the concept of quality-aware image, in which certain extracted features of the original (high-quality) image are embedded into the image data as invisible hidden messages. When a distorted version of such an image is received, users can decode the hidden messages and use them to provide an objective measure of the quality of the distorted image. To demonstrate the idea, we build a practical quality-aware image encoding, decoding and quality analysis system,A MATLAB implementation of the system is available online at http:// www.cns.nyu.edu/lcv/qaware. which employs: 1) a novel reduced-reference image quality assessment algorithm based on a statistical model of natural images and 2) a previously developed quantization watermarking-based data hiding technique in the wavelet transform domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1680-1689
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Image Processing
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

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Image quality
Watermarking
Wavelet transforms
MATLAB
Decoding
Image Quality Assessment
Data Hiding
Decode
Systems Analysis
Image Quality
Wavelet Transform
Statistical Model
Quantization
Encoding
Demonstrate
Statistical Models

Keywords

  • Generalized Gaussian density (GGD)
  • Image communication
  • Image quality assessment
  • Image watermarking
  • Information hiding
  • Natural image statistics
  • Quality-aware image
  • Reduced-reference image quality assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Wang, Z., Wu, G., Sheikh, H. R., Simoncelli, E., Yang, E. H., & Bovik, A. C. (2006). Quality-aware images. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 15(6), 1680-1689. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIP.2005.864165

Quality-aware images. / Wang, Zhou; Wu, Guixing; Sheikh, Hamid Rahim; Simoncelli, Eero; Yang, En Hui; Bovik, Alan Conrad.

In: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 15, No. 6, 06.2006, p. 1680-1689.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wang, Z, Wu, G, Sheikh, HR, Simoncelli, E, Yang, EH & Bovik, AC 2006, 'Quality-aware images', IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 1680-1689. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIP.2005.864165
Wang Z, Wu G, Sheikh HR, Simoncelli E, Yang EH, Bovik AC. Quality-aware images. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 2006 Jun;15(6):1680-1689. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIP.2005.864165
Wang, Zhou ; Wu, Guixing ; Sheikh, Hamid Rahim ; Simoncelli, Eero ; Yang, En Hui ; Bovik, Alan Conrad. / Quality-aware images. In: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 2006 ; Vol. 15, No. 6. pp. 1680-1689.
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