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The Image Processing Handbook, Third Edition [Hardcover]

John C. Russ
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Oct. 28 1998 0849325323 978-0849325328 3
Image Processing Handbook covers methods for two different purposes:
  • improving the visual appearance of images to a human viewer
  • preparing images for measurement of the features and structures present
    The handbook presents an extensive collection of image processing tools, enabling the user of computer-based system to understand those methods provided in packaged software and to program additions needed for particular applications. Comparisons are presented of different algorithms that may be used for similar purposes, including a selection of representative pictures from light and electron microscopes as well as macroscopic, satellite, and astronomical images.

    Developments in graphic information, covering the array of concepts and techniques in high-end imaging software, are detailed. With balanced, complete descriptions, the text outlines frequency space methods with extensive mathematical presentation and spatial domain processing - requiring only a modest technical background in mathematics or computers.

    This handbook teaches by example: By seeing what various operations do to representative images, the reader will discover how and why to use them. Image Processing Handbook encourages the reader to use its information with a real source of images and a computer-based system as well as to freely experiment with different methods to determine the most appropriate for his or her particular needs.

    To facilitate the learning process, Reindeer Games in Charlotte, NC offers The Image Processing Tool Kit - a CD-ROM containing more than 150 images and more than 150 Photoshop®-compatible plug-ins that implement the algorithms discussed.

    This revision of the established standard acts as a singular resource for professionals in the medical, biological, and materials sciences as well as a range of engineering venues, including electrical and computer engineering, optical engineering, telecommunications, and artificial intelligence.

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    Dr. John C. Russ was the recipient of the 2006 Ernst Abbe Memorial Award of the New York Microscopical Society, for achievements made in the field of microscopy.
    For more information, visit http://nyms.org --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

    About the Author

    Now retired from the Materials Science and Engineering Department at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA, Dr. John C. Russ has worked with many different types of microscopes and image analysis tools to study the microstructure of materials. During a career of nearly 50 years teaching students and working in industry, he has become recognized worldwide as an expert in image analysis. He has developed a familiarity with other types of microstructures and corresponding fields, including foods, biological materials, , wood and paper products, textiles, and biomedical and forensic imaging. He has published numerous books and papers, and continues to teach workshops, consult on imaging issues, and provide expert witness testimony. Dr. Russ is the recipient of the Ernst Abbe Memorial Award from the New York Microscopical Society for his achievements in the field of microscopy.

    --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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    4.0 out of 5 stars A good user manual for image processing Aug. 3 2000
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    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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    5.0 out of 5 stars the seminal work Oct. 30 2001
    Format:Hardcover
    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
    4.0 out of 5 stars 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
    5.0 out of 5 stars 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
    4.0 out of 5 stars 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)
    4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars 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.
    3 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars the seminal work Oct. 30 2001
    By T. Fletcher - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Hardcover
    This is it. All you need to know about imaging. If you are in any doubt, just buy it!
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