Abstract

A quantitative optical image-subtraction method based on the principle of spatial pulse-width modulation through a one-dimensional contact-screen process and superpositipn of positive and negative halftone photographs is described. The difference in intensity transmittance of two images A and B can be measured by either superposing the halftone positive of A onto the halftone negative of B or vice versa. Not only subtle differences between the two photographs but also the polarity of such differences can be found.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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