Grayscale to Color Map Transformation for Efficient Image Analysis on Low Processing Devices

  • Shitala PrasadEmail author
  • Piyush Kumar
  • Kumari Priyanka Sinha
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 320)


This paper presents a novel method to convert a grayscale image to a colored image for quality image analysis. The grayscale IP operations are very challenging and limited. The information extracted from such images is inaccurate. Therefore, the input image is transformed using a reference color image by reverse engineering. The gray levels of grayscale image are mapped with the color image in all the three layers (red, green, blue). These mapped pixels are used to reconstruct the grayscale image such that it is represented in a 3 dimensional color matrix. The algorithm is very simple and accurate that it can be used in any domain such as medical imaging, satellite imaging and agriculture/environment real-scene. The algorithm is implemented and tested on low cost mobile devices too and the results are found appreciable.


Digital Image Processing Grayscale to Color Transformation Image Analysis Low Processing Devices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shitala Prasad
    • 1
    Email author
  • Piyush Kumar
    • 2
  • Kumari Priyanka Sinha
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science and EngineeringIITRoorkeeIndia
  2. 2.Information TechnologyIIITAllahabadIndia
  3. 3.Information TechnologyNITPatnaIndia

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