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 --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.