Image Enhancement Based on Fractional Calculus and Genetic Algorithm

  • G. SrideviEmail author
  • S. Srinivas Kumar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 28)


Image enhancement is an interesting topic in the image processing area. In this work, image enhancement with fractional-order derivative and genetic algorithm is proposed. Fractional-order derivative possesses a non-local property, which is helpful to find the fine edges of the image. In this paper, firstly, fractional-order partial differences are computed in forward x-direction, backward x-direction, forward y-direction, and backward y-direction. These differences are represented based on discrete Fourier transform (DFT). Finally, genetic algorithm (GA) is applied for the fractional-order selection to get optimum results and the fractional-order is chosen in the range from 0 to 1. The experimental results give the superiority of the proposed algorithm than the traditional methods.


Fractional-order derivative Fourier transform Genetic algorithm Image enhancement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ECEAditya Engineering CollegeSurampalemIndia
  2. 2.Department of ECEJNTUKKakinadaIndia

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