Quality enhancement in image enlargement

  • Francescomaria Marino
  • Giuseppe Mastronardi
Low-level Image Processing
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 974)


Interpolation methods, usually employed in image enlargement, cause a degradation of the image quality in proximity to the edges. In fact, the best interpolation leads to fuzziness effects often due to the image features ignored during the process. In order to have a contained definition loss after the enlargement operation, it is necessary to consider the original image as a subsampled image of the enlarged one. It follows that the image needs to be represented by its low and high frequency components together. A method able to consider and provide the above mentioned image components is the bidimensional Fast Fourier Transform (2D-FFT). In the paper a strategy of partitioning & overlapping is proposed to reduce the computational complexity, conditioned by the number and the accuracy of the operations, when the 2D-FFT is applied to the whole image. So, the image enlargement achieves the goal with low definition loss and without expensivecomputational load. The quality enhancement is evaluated in terms of extracted edges.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francescomaria Marino
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Mastronardi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed ElettronicaPolitecnico di BariBariItaly

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