# Tagged Questions

The tag has no usage guidance.

1answer
15 views

### Dynamically Learning Haar Cascade (in OpenCV)

I am new to computer vision so please excuse me if this question is very simple. I am trying to learn how to use the Haar Cascade creation tool provided with OpenCV to train a cascade classifier. It ...
1answer
29 views

### How are the number of bytes less than the number of pixels in an image?

Lets take, for example this jpeg image here The image there is 400 x 300, or 120000 pixels and The file size of the image (on my computer) is shown to be 65171 bytes. This means the computer ...
1answer
79 views

### Width of a String/Line in an Image

I have been looking for a method to find the width of a line. I found the solution(link: http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/88645-average-width-of-lines), "sum up the image to get the ...
1answer
18 views

0answers
29 views

### Algorithms to convert 2D videos to 3D ones

Are there published algorithms that can convert 2D videos to 3D ones? If there are few published algorithms for this I am also interested to know how the conversion quality is.
1answer
29 views

### What is a visual bag of words and how is it implemented?

I'm currently working on implementing a bag of visual words in Python. I get the general gist of how it works but I can't seem to find any sources that explain it in more detail to a level where I can ...
2answers
41 views

### Meaning of topological distance between 2 pixels

I came across the notion of topology and topological distance in the context of image processing several times (especially when it came to mathematical morphology). I looked for a not too abstract ...
0answers
31 views

### Belief Propagation in Computer Vision

I am working on dense matching using DSP algorithm. They have used belief propagation to optimize their energy function? How do we do it? I mean how do we assign prior belief? Link: Deformable Spatial ...
2answers
38 views

### Reconstruction of drawing sequence from video

I have a video that record the drawing sequence with a pencil by a painter. I want to reconstruction the sequence from the video. And I have google some keywords like "drawing sequence reconstruction"...
1answer
30 views

### Inverting radial distortion

I'm trying to understand the math behind correcting a radial distortion (caused by a lens), but I'm failing to have it explained in simple terms. I found several examples that proceed this way: a ...
1answer
59 views

### Does the SIFT feature be calculated in the original image or the corresponding octave(s)?

Given there are 4 octaves(the 1st octave is the original image, the 2nd octave is half size of the original image, and so on.), does SIFT calculate the keypoint's orientation in the original image or ...
0answers
24 views

### Branch clustering for an MST

I am working in image segmentation with super pixels. My data is a large matrix describing various attributes of each stick of pixels (such as height, width and disparity). The data comes from an ...
1answer
84 views

### Removing common background in image processing phase for classification

I'm trying to build a machine learning classifier that can detect which object is in an image. I have a labled training set of images and am currently in the image processing phase. Each of these ...
1answer
40 views

### how to binarize an image?

I don't want to binarize a certain image through another program, I want to know how to binarize things myself. All I know is that there is something to do with a threshold and if it is above the ...
1answer
16 views

### Are there any articles or software which can infer original shapes from overlapping shapes?

Given that some shapes overlap in an image, are there any papers or articles or code which can infer the original shapes from the overlapping? I am thinking to apply some machine learning to this ...
1answer
39 views

### Fill in objects that pop out from background?

I need some help with a program that will fill in objects that pop out from the background. For example I have this picture and would like to get an output like this. I don't know how to do this ...
0answers
35 views

### Learning Image Processing/Computer Vision

What do I need to learn dense correspondence? I am a newbie in Image processing/CV. Please help me by suggesting a kind of syllabus or show me a way to learn about Dense Matching. What are the things ...
0answers
42 views

### How to train a Conditional Random Field/Markov Random Field Model for Object Classification in images given the features?

I want to classify superpixels in a image using a Markov Random Field/ Conditional Random Field model but have found no place that can help me with this (references don't even show how the network is ...
1answer
53 views

### Image Comparison tuned to Human Perception

Say I have two systems that take the same drawing commands and starts drawing on their respective platforms (i.e. HTML Canvas). After this is done, I want to save and compare these two images to ...
0answers
17 views

### Sources on dictionary learning and related algorithms

In the context of signal processing and sparse representation of signals, there is a topic called dictionary learning which is basically about how to's of the selection of basis functions used for ...
1answer
111 views

### What is the appropriate means of bias field in image processing?

I want to do image segmentation. in an article about A Level Set Method for Image Segmentation I saw that the outer use bias field estimation. I searched a lot but I couldn't understand the meaning of ...
1answer
39 views

### Looking for Methods in Computer Vision for Distinguishing Disappearing and Fading Objects

Suppose I have a video in which there are two objects $A$ and $B$. Object $A$ appears suddenly at time $Ta1$, and then disappears suddenly at time $Ta2$. Object $B$ appears suddenly at time $Tb1$, and ...
0answers
47 views

### How to select a good window size in the Running Gaussian Average method for Selective Background Updating?

I have been studying the Selective Background Updating in Running Gaussian Average Method, as discussed in the Wikipedia (the Variant method). The details of the algorithm, as I understand, is as ...
1answer
90 views

### Register images containing objects with varying distance to the cameras

I'm learning about using image registration to align two images, e.g., two photographs of the same scene taken from a slightly different location. What factors influence how well we can align the ...
1answer
30 views

### Viewing images that compressed using lossless algorithms

I am just trying to understand a few minor details regarding images that are compressed with lossless algorithms such as RLE. If a bmp image is compressed using RLE, when does the decompression ...
1answer
147 views

### Clustering a set of images using keypoint descriptors

I'm trying to cluster around 16000 images into ~200 clusters, using kmeans with metric as euclidean distance or cosine distance. I understand that i need to extract keypoint descriptors to compute ...
1answer
75 views

### Selective Background Updating in Running Gaussian Average Method for Background Subtraction

I am studying the Running Gaussian Average Method for background subtraction. One alternative, as described in Wikipedia, also known as Selective Background Updating, is to only update the ...
1answer
46 views

### Multi object image segmentation methods

I want to survey the state-of-the-art in image segmentation. Is there a paper on how to segment multiple objects in an image? The segmentation papers I read, normally identify one of the many objects ...
1answer
159 views

### Intrinsic matrices in stereo camera calibration

Suppose I have two cameras, c1 and c2, observing the same scene. I can now Calibrate each camera independently (e.g., with MATLAB's Camera Calibration App) Calibrate both cameras simultaneously (e.g....
1answer
434 views

### Why does a color video compress better than a black and white video?

It was asked in an exam why a color video compress better than a black and white (grayscale) video using MPEG but can't find anything explaining it. In other words, we would apparently get a better ...
1answer
41 views

### Why does taking a gamma value > 1 make the image darker?

If I've understood gamma correction correctly (and I probably haven't), a gamma transform to an image raises the value of the intensity level of the input pixel to the power of gamma, where gamma can ...
1answer
65 views

### Getting the essential from the fundamental matrix

Is it possible to get E from F? I suppose that can't work, because then I could calculate the the extrinsic (and maybe also intrinsic?) parameters of the cameras without a calibration object of known ...
1answer
32 views

### Fundamental and essential matrices, value of intrinsic parameters

I observe a scene with two cameras, c1 and c2, that produce two images i1 and i2, respectively. What I ultimately want to do is to use information of image i1 and image2 simultaneously, e.g., for ...
1answer
54 views

### Bringing images into alignment

I observe a scene with two cameras, c1 and c2, that produce two images i1 and i2, respectively. What I now want is to bring i1 and i2 into alignment, that is I want to know where pixel (x,y) in i1 is ...
1answer
48 views

### What is the reason of using Gaussian model for Background Modeling?

I am a new learner to Background Subtraction (Background Modeling) and I am reading a few previous works on how it is performed. Starting with Wikipedia (by searching "Background Subtraction"), I ...
1answer
61 views

### Time complexity of a vertical sweep algorithm with histogram computations

In the paper Quick Detection of Brain Tumors and Edemas: A Bounding Box Method Using Symmetry, Saha et al the authors claim that the running time of the algorithm (Matlab implementation) is $O(h)$....
2answers
416 views

### Google's Deep Dreamer

I was just wondering on a more technical side, if anyone could explain what Google does to create these amazing images from it's deep dream system. Could anyone explain to me in a step by step way, ...
2answers
551 views

### find the actual size of an object from pixel coordinates

I am quite new to vision and OpenCV, so forgive me if this is a stupid question but I have got really confused. My aim is to detect an object in an image and estimate its actual size. Assume for now ...
1answer
39 views

### How to test image segmentation algorithms? [closed]

What would be an ideal environment/manner to judge the effectiveness of multiple segmentation algorithms? The goal is to determine which algorithms provide the best results for pre-clinical imaging. ...
1answer
228 views

### How do I detect and rotate a square?

I have recently written code for detecting path colors in a 2D grid and printing the corresponding path costs and it works fine for me. Here's my code; I am currently new to OpenCV and know only C++ (...