3-D Shape Estimation and Image Restoration

Exploiting Defocus and Motion Blur

  • Paolo Favaro
  • Stefano Soatto

About this book


Images contain information about the spatial properties of the scene they depict. When coupled with suitable assumptions, images can be used to infer three-dimensional information. This useful volume concentrates on motion blur and defocus, which can be exploited to infer the 3-D structure of a scene—as well as its radiance properties—and which in turn can be used to generate novel images with better quality.

3-D Shape Estimation and Image Restoration presents a coherent framework for the analysis and design of algorithms to estimate 3-D shape from defocused and motion blurred images, and to eliminate defocus and motion blur to yield "restored" images. It provides a collection of algorithms that are optimal with respect to the chosen model and estimation criterion.

Topics and Features include:

• Comprehensive introduction to guide readers through the different areas of the topic

• Basic models of image formation

• Discussion of least-squares shape from defocus

• Unifying defocus and motion blur

• Handling multiple moving objects

• Dealing with occlusions

• Appendices supply the necessary background in optimization and regularization

• www.eps.hw.ac.uk/~pf21/FavaroSoattoBook/downloads contains implementations of relevant algorithms, test data and demos.

Written for readers with interests in image processing and computer vision and with backgrounds in engineering, science or mathematics, this highly practical text/reference is accessible to advanced students or those with a degree that includes basic linear algebra and calculus courses. It can also be seen as a resource for practitioners looking to expand their knowledge in the subject.


3D 3D Modeling 3D Reconstruction 3D Shape Estimation Computer Graphics Computer Vision Confocal Imaging Deblurring Defocus Image Restoration Motion Blur Optics image processing

Authors and affiliations

  • Paolo Favaro
    • 1
  • Stefano Soatto
    • 2
  1. 1.Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-688-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-176-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-688-9
  • About this book