Images have better quality since they don’t degrade during processing
Can be transmitted over digital communication lines
Can be easily manipulated and processed using common hardware/software packages
Image Processing Pipeline Acquisition : creation of digital image Processing : enhancement or other processing Archival : storage of image Transmission : exchange of digital image data Display : visualization of digital image
Topics of Study Processing Stage Topic of Study Acquisition Physics of light Human perception Mathematical color models Processing Software architecture Data representation Algorithm design Archival Compression techniques Data representation Transmission Network protocols Display Digital halftoning Color models Human perception
What Applications use Digital Image Processing?