Image Contrast Measure as a Gloss Material Descriptor

  • Jean-Baptiste ThomasEmail author
  • Jon Yngve Hardeberg
  • Gabriele Simone
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10213)


Bidirectional reflectance distribution function provides a physical description of material appearance. In particular, it helps to describe the gloss. We suggest that, at least, one attribute of gloss: Contrast gloss (luster), may be described directly from an image by using local image contrast measurement. In this article, we investigate the relation between image contrast measures, gloss perception and bidirectional reflectance distribution function based on the Ward’s \(\alpha \) model parameter. Although more investigation is required to provide stronger conclusions, it seems that image related contrast measures may provide an indication of gloss perception.


Gloss perception Contrast measurement Gloss descriptor Contrast gloss 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Baptiste Thomas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jon Yngve Hardeberg
    • 1
  • Gabriele Simone
    • 2
  1. 1.The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory, NTNUThe Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyGjøvikNorway
  2. 2.MIPS Lab, Department of Computer ScienceUniversita degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly

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