Revertible tone mapping of high dynamic range imagery: Integration to JPEG 2000

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Abstract

This paper presents a revertible tone mapping approach based on subband architecture where the dynamic range of the HDR (High Dynamic Range) image is decreased to LDR (Low Dynamic Range) to fit several types of applications. The LDR image can be later expanded to get back the original HDR content. One important benefit of the proposed approach is its backward compatibility with low dynamic (LDR) image applications since no extra information is needed to perform a very efficient HDR reconstruction. In order to improve the efficiency of our TM (Tone Mapping), we couple it with an optimisation procedure to minimize the reconstruction error. Subjective and objective comparisons with state-of-the-art methods have shown superior quality results of both tone mapped and reconstructed images. As a potential application, the integration of the proposed tone mapping to JPEG 2000 encoder achieved competitive performance compared to reference HDR image encoders.

Keywords

High dynamic range Tone-mapping Companding Subband decomposition Gain map JPEG 2000 compression 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Engineering School of Tunis, SysCom LaboratoryUniversity of Tunis El ManarTunisTunisia
  2. 2.XLIM-SIC Laboratory, UMR CNRS 6172University of PoitiersFuturoscope ChasseneuilFrance

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