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  • Hardcover: 800 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 3 edition (Oct. 28 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849325323
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849325328
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 19 x 26.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Praise for the previous editions: - Anna W. Ren, Head of Public Services, Northwestern University "Every person who uses computer image processing...who is planning to use image processing...who is involved in the purchase of computer systems or software that involve image processing...should read this book. And if you are not in one of the above groups, you might want to read it anyway." - Microscopy Research and Technique "An excellent book, not only for the entrant into image processing and analysis, but also as a reference for those who use these techniques on a daily basis." - P.G.T. Howell, University College London "This is a wonderful book on image processing...This book is an example of what an image processing book should be as Russ explains image processing the right way-through pictures." -Dwayne Phillips, Editor's Choice Review Service "a well-balanced volume that will find a place on many bookshelves but will not accumulate dust!already my favourite reference work for image processing!" - B. Batchelor, Cardiff University There are not many textbooks on image processing that can really be recommended to undergraduate students, but this is one of them." -Computing Reviews, February 1999 "The production quality of the volume is superbJohn Russ has succeeded in providing a book that meets the intended aim: to provide a self-instruction course on the fundamentals of image processing. I recommend this handbook to those who wish to explore the myriad techniques of digital image processing as well as performing measurements on the processed images." -Barry R. Masters, Journal of Microscopy, October 1999

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Aug. 3 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book reads like a user manual for an engineering image processing toolkit. In fact, that is exactly what it is -- the author sells a companion CD that is a set of image processing plug-ins to PhotoShop. However, you will not need to buy his toolkit to find this book valuable. Any image processing package that you use will be of greater use to you if you have this book at your side. The important thing to realize is that this is a handbook for technical USERS. It is not a programming manual for how to implement the techniques it discusses, but a very high-quality discussion of what the techniques are and when and why you would use them. Within that domain, the book has remarkable depth and clarity. It is quite up-to-date in its coverage, and draws extensively from real-world applications in medicine, microscopy, and satellite imaging. If you need to develop image processing procedures in your work as an engineer, you will want to have this book by your side.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Fletcher on Oct. 30 2001
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This is it. All you need to know about imaging. If you are in any doubt, just buy it!
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
A good user manual for image processing Aug. 3 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book reads like a user manual for an engineering image processing toolkit. In fact, that is exactly what it is -- the author sells a companion CD that is a set of image processing plug-ins to PhotoShop. However, you will not need to buy his toolkit to find this book valuable. Any image processing package that you use will be of greater use to you if you have this book at your side. The important thing to realize is that this is a handbook for technical USERS. It is not a programming manual for how to implement the techniques it discusses, but a very high-quality discussion of what the techniques are and when and why you would use them. Within that domain, the book has remarkable depth and clarity. It is quite up-to-date in its coverage, and draws extensively from real-world applications in medicine, microscopy, and satellite imaging. If you need to develop image processing procedures in your work as an engineer, you will want to have this book by your side.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Excelent Handbook April 20 2000
By Augusto Queiroz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If you are primarily interested in remote sensing aspects of image processing (e.g., satellite and airborne imagery of the ground). I recommend acquiring this handbook on image processing. By far the best handbook on general Image Processing is "The Image Processing Handbook" edited by Russ and published by the IEEE. I use this book all the time. Of course, if you are getting into specific areas, such as mapping, hyperspectral imagery, synthetic aperature radar imagery or photogrammetry (i.e., precise physical measurement from imagery), or if you have a specific application (such as deforestation or plant diseases or agriculture), you should consider separate books on those topics.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Nearly perfect July 27 2006
By B. Dixon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As others have stated, this book comes as close as you'll ever get to a single-source reference on image processing. But if I were ever going to shoot anything down in it, I'd say that a little more mathematical background on some topics (and maybe pseudocoded examples) would help. For example, in the satellite geometric correction section, only a very high level view is given yet this is a challenging topic that could use more depth. Geometric transformations in general could use more depth, e.g. camera calibrations or image warping/morphing/mapping to other projections for example. Another example would be the need for a little more depth on how to make slow algorithms fast ...like convolution multiplications for example. Sure, you could write out the multiplies and spot commonalities, then re-use results that appear in more than one subsequent equation and what not, but some exploration of matrix math and how to make it efficient would be nice. But again ...I'm picking at small things here, and if John's book covered everything that I'd like it to, then it would become 2 books, not one ...hey! Now THERE's an idea! A 2+ book set by John Russ that covers a broader range of topics and does so in greater depth! That's something that I'd pay for (and much better to read than Ballard & Brown)
One of the best Aug. 5 2014
By Justin Walker - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book on the basics of image processing. Newer editions have more modern algorithms, but as a background text, this works just fine.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A Worthwhile Purchase Jan. 26 2006
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John C. Russ is also the developer of FoveaPro, a plugin for Photoshop that can perform many different thresholding steps on both color and grayscale images.

The book describes the steps necessary to convert raw images to meaningful numbers that characterize the subject. The process of image analysis - obtaining meaningful numeric information from images - typically requires several steps performed in sequence. According to Russ, one can use Photoshop or a compatible program in conjunction with the plug-ins in order to provide all of the necessary tools, but it is important for the user to understand them and when to use them.

The book outlines most of these essential tools. The book describes the purpose and value of adding and subtracting images to and from one another, thresholding on certain color values, measuring aspect ratios, calculating nearest neighbor distances, measuring perimeter and roundness, measuring total area of one feature or the area fraction of all features, plotting a histogram of color or feature distributions, and other tools that are necessary for the statistical analysis of images. In almost all cases, the functions described in the text apply directly to FoveaPro.

The tools presented and described in this text would be valuable to anyone who is trying to obtain data from a set of images. Image processing is used in facial recognition software, the measurement of microstructural features in metals, the identification of defects in retinal scans, the analysis of geological features in satellite and aerial images, and matching of finger prints. With this text, FoveaPro, and Photoshop, in conjunction with Photoshop's "batch" function and a program like Microsoft Excel, a person with intermediate computer experience can generate significant statistical data from an image database.


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