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Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, printing medium, and recording medium

外国特許コード F170009044
整理番号 AF16-02US2
掲載日 2017年4月26日
出願国 アメリカ合衆国
出願番号 201615006455
公報番号 20160140698
出願日 平成28年1月26日(2016.1.26)
公報発行日 平成28年5月19日(2016.5.19)
国際出願番号 JP2013063871
国際公開番号 WO2013172471
国際出願日 平成25年5月13日(2013.5.13)
国際公開日 平成25年11月21日(2013.11.21)
優先権データ
  • 特願2012-110949 (2012.5.14) JP
  • 2013WO-JP63871 (2013.5.13) WO
  • 2014US-14400440 (2014.11.11) US
発明の名称 (英語) Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, printing medium, and recording medium
発明の概要(英語) (US20160140698)
When obtaining subband signals by performing multiresolution decomposition on image data using a broad-sense pinwheel framelet or a pinwheel wavelet frame, having a degree, that is a set of an approximate filter with no orientation and a plurality of detail filters with respective orientations, and acquiring processed image data by the subband signals in a decomposition phase of the multiresolution decomposition, or processed image data that has been reconstructed into an image by summing the subband signals in a synthesis phase of the multiresolution decomposition, the present invention performs attenuation or amplification of the subband signals in the decomposition phase of the multiresolution decomposition that correspond to at least one of the filters.
特許請求の範囲(英語) [claim1]

1: An image processing apparatus that comprises at least a storing unit and a control unit, wherein the storing unit comprises: a filter storing unit that stores a broad-sense pinwheel framelet or a pinwheel wavelet frame, having a degree, that is a set of an approximate filter with no orientation and a plurality of detail filters with respective orientations; and
an image data storing unit that stores image data;
the control unit comprises: a decomposing unit that obtains subband signals by performing multiresolution decomposition on the image data using the broad-sense pinwheel framelet or the pinwheel wavelet frame; and
a processed image acquiring unit that acquires processed image data formed by the subband signals in a decomposition phase of the multiresolution decomposition that have been obtained by the decomposing unit, or processed image data that has been reconstructed into an image by summing the subband signals in a synthesis phase of the multiresolution decomposition; and
the decomposing unit further comprises a processing unit that performs attenuation or amplification of any of the subband signals in the decomposition phase of the multiresolution decomposition corresponding to at least one of the filters.
2: The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the processing unit performs linear or nonlinear coefficient processing on the subband signals in the decomposition phase.
3: The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the processing unit performs threshold processing on the subband signals in the decomposition phase.
4: The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the processing unit performs coefficient processing so as to reduce values having small absolute values to be smaller in absolute value as energy of decomposition detail coefficients constituting the subband signals in the decomposition phase is larger, and so as to further enhance values having small absolute values as the energy of the decomposition detail coefficients is smaller.
5: The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the processing unit attenuates or amplifies the subband signals in the decomposition phase corresponding to at least one of filters among the filters having predetermined frequency characteristics and/or predetermined orientations.
6: The image processing apparatus according to claim 5, wherein the predetermined frequency characteristics are specified according to a position in a predetermined filter arrangement based on an orientation at each level of the broad-sense pinwheel framelet or the pinwheel wavelet frame, and/or according to a level in the multiresolution decomposition.
7: The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the processing unit relatively amplifies subband signals in the decomposition phase corresponding to at least one of odd filters among the filters having predetermined frequency characteristics and/or predetermined orientations.
8: The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the processing unit relatively amplifies the subband signals in the decomposition phase corresponding to at least one of odd filters among the filters having predetermined frequency characteristics and/or predetermined orientations, and relatively attenuates subband signals in the decomposition phase corresponding to at least one of even filters.
9: The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the processing unit attenuates or amplifies the subband signals in the decomposition phase by performing processing on decomposition detail coefficients and/or decomposition approximation coefficients output from the decomposition phase.
10: An image processing apparatus that comprises at least a storing unit and a control unit, wherein the storing unit comprises: a filter storing unit that stores a wavelet frame with orientation selectivity or a filterbank with orientation selectivity that is a set of an approximate filter with no orientation and a plurality of detail filters with respective orientations; and
an image data storing unit that stores image data;
the control unit comprises: a decomposing unit that obtains subband signals by performing multiresolution decomposition on respective color components of the image data using the wavelet frame with orientation selectivity or the filterbank with orientation selectivity, and
a reconstructing unit that obtains reconstructed image data by reconstructing an image by summing the subband signals of the respective color components in a synthesis phase that have been obtained by the decomposing unit; and
the decomposing unit further comprises a coefficient processing unit that performs coefficient processing, between the decomposition phase and the synthesis phase in the multiresolution decomposition, on decomposition detail coefficients output from the decomposition phase so as to reduce values having small absolute values to be smaller in absolute value as energy of the decomposition detail coefficients is larger, and so as to further enhance values having small absolute values as the energy of the decomposition detail coefficients is smaller.
11: The image processing apparatus according to claim 10, wherein the color components are L*, a*, and b* in a CIELAB color space, or respective color components in a color space similar to that of human vision.
12: The image processing apparatus according to claim 11, wherein the coefficient processing unit performs the coefficient processing that has been corrected with respect to the color component(s) of a* and/or b* of the image data so as to reduce values having small absolute values to be smaller in absolute value as energy determined by the decomposition detail coefficient(s) of a* and/or b* and the decomposition detail coefficient in L* is larger, and so as to further enhance values having small absolute values as the energy is smaller.
13: The image processing apparatus according to claim 10, wherein the coefficient processing unit performs the coefficient processing using a function that automatically continuously changes into an S-shaped curve when the energy of the decomposition detail coefficients is large and into an N-shaped curve when the energy is small.
14: The image processing apparatus according to claim 10, wherein, between the decomposition phase and the synthesis phase, the coefficient processing unit normalizes the decomposition detail coefficients, then performs the coefficient processing on the normalized decomposition detail coefficients using a norm of the normalized decomposition detail coefficients as the energy, and performs inverse operation of the normalization on the normalized decomposition detail coefficients that have been processed by the coefficient processing.
15: The image processing apparatus according to claim 10, wherein the coefficient processing unit optionally performs different processing according to differences in sign among the decomposition detail coefficients.
16: The image processing apparatus according to claim 10, wherein the decomposing unit performs the multiresolution decomposition using a biorthogonal wavelet filterbank, orientations of which include horizontal, vertical and diagonal directions, or a broad-sense pinwheel framelet or a pinwheel wavelet frame, orientations of which are multidirectional.
17: The image processing apparatus according to claim 10, wherein the multiresolution decomposition by the decomposing unit is maximum thinning multiresolution decomposition or partial thinning partial multiresolution decomposition.
18: The image processing apparatus according to claim 10, wherein the control unit further comprises output unit that outputs a comparison result of the image data stored in the image data storing unit and the reconstructed image data.
19: The image processing apparatus according to claim 10, wherein the image data stored in the image data storing unit is color contrast illusion image.
20: An image processing method performed by an image processing apparatus that comprises at least a storing unit and a control unit, wherein the storing unit comprises: a filter storing unit that stores a broad-sense pinwheel framelet or a pinwheel wavelet frame, having a degree, that is a set of an approximate filter with no orientation and a plurality of detail filters with respective orientations; and
an image data storing unit that stores image data;
the method comprising: a decomposing step of obtaining subband signals by performing multiresolution decomposition by the broad-sense pinwheel framelet or the pinwheel wavelet frame on the image data; and
a processed image acquiring step of acquiring processed image data formed by the subband signals in a decomposition phase of the multiresolution decomposition that have been obtained at the decomposing step, or processed image data that has been reconstructed into an image by summing the subband signals in a synthesis phase of the multiresolution decomposition;
the decomposing step and the processed image acquiring step being performed by the control unit, and
the decomposing step further comprising a processing step of performing attenuation or amplification of any of the subband signals in the decomposition phase of the multiresolution decomposition corresponding to at least one of the filters.
  • 発明者/出願人(英語)
  • ARAI HITOSHI
  • ARAI SHINOBU
  • JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
国際特許分類(IPC)
参考情報 (研究プロジェクト等) CREST Alliance for Breakthrough between Mathematics and Sciences (ABMS) AREA
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