Image quality assessment (IQA) is an essential technique in the design of modern image and video processing systems. With the increasing demand in high-quality images for daily lives, industry, academic, etc., the significance of IQA study is highlighted. Correspondingly, in the last few decades, great progress has been witnessed. Nowadays, both subjective and objective IQA researches have become mature and systematic research topics. In addition, the applications of IQA are extended to novel and specific scenarios. This chapter explains the importance of IQA in detail and concludes the organization of this book. As will be introduced, the discussions about subjective and objective IQA, as well as the extended and specific application scenarios including stereoscopic/3D and medical IQA, are all contained in this book.
KeywordsHuman visual system Development Organization
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