Abstract

We describe a methodology for predicting the detectability of subtle targets in dark regions of high-dynamic-range (HDR) images in the presence of veiling glare in the human eye. The method relies on predictions of contrast detection thresholds for the human visual system within a HDR image based on psychophysics measurements and modeling of the HDR display device characteristics. We present experimental results used to construct the model and discuss an image-dependent empirical veiling glare model and the validation of the model predictions with test patterns, natural scenes, and medical images. The model predictions are compared to a previously reported model (HDR-VDP2) for predicting HDR image quality accounting for glare effects.

© 2013 IEEE

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