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Venugopala Rao AS

Guide

Mrs Shubha Bhat

Contents

What Edge? How to identify edge? Different methods to find edge Limitations of existing methods Introduction to wavelets Multiscale method Results Scope for future work.

The result will be conversion of 2D image to set of curves. .What is edge detection? Edge is a set of connected pixels that lie on the boundary between two regions A process of detecting such edge points is edge detection.

. Change is measured by derivative in 1D Biggest change.Identifying edges Edges are identified by sudden change in color intensity. derivative has maximum magnitude Or 2nd derivative is zero.

.Edge Detection Edge detection using derivatives ± cont.

Image gradient The gradient of an image: The gradient points in the direction of most rapid change in intensity The gradient direction is given by: ± how does this relate to the direction of the edge? The edge strength is given by the gradient magnitude .

y]? ± : take discrete derivative (finite difference) How would you implement this as a cross-correlation? .The discrete gradient How can we differentiate a digital image f[x.

If the gradient is above threshold that is retained else it is made zero. . Then a threshold is defined. Each of these have their own masks Gx and Gy for computing gradients.Different methods to find edges Based on the mask used to find gradient there are different methods for edge detection ± ± ± ± ± Sobel edge detection Prewitt Edge detection LOG Edge detection Roberts Canny edge detection etc.

wavelet transform can be used as the edge detecting tool. In the presence of noise the performance degrades. To overcome this.Limitations of existing methods These methods are well suited for the clear images. . As noise intensity increases the methods fail to eliminate noise Even noise will be seen in the edge detected image.

± Complex exponentials stretch out to infinity in time ± They analyze the signal globally. not locally ± Hence.T. the signal need to be analyzed locally. but cannot tell.Wavelet transform Limitations of F. at what time instances these frequencies occur ± In order to obtain time localization of the spectral components. FT can only tell what frequencies exist in the entire signal. this requires window Wavelet transform can be one solution for this problem!! .

The function used to window the signal is called the wavelet .Wavelet transform Overcomes the preset resolution problem of the FT by using a variable length window Analysis windows of different lengths are used for different frequencies: ± Analysis of high frequencies Use narrower windows for better time resolution ± Analysis of low frequencies Use wider windows for better frequency resolution This works well. if the signal to be analyzed mainly consists of slowly varying characteristics with occasional short high frequency bursts.

Wavelet Transforms wavelet transforms are based on small waves. lies in the process called Multiresolution analysis (MRA) In this the image is represented in more than one resolution or scale. of limited duration. called wavelets. The strength of W. .T. Features that might go undetected at one resolution may be easy to spot in another resolution.

Image Pyramids .

Image Pyramids At each level we have an approximation image and a residual image. A (P+1) level pyramid is build by executing the operations in the block diagram P times. Approximation and residual pyramids are computed in an iterative fashion. The residual outputs form the residual pyramid. The original image (which is at the base of pyramid) and its P approximation form the approximation pyramid. .

This produces the level J-1 approximate and level J prediction residual results For iterations j=J-1. J-2. the original 2Jx2J image is applied as the input image. the previous iteration¶s level j-1 approximation output is used as the input . «. J-p+1.Image pyramids During the first iteration.

Image pyramids Each iteration is composed of three sequential steps: Compute a reduced resolution approximation of the input image. This is done by filtering the input and downsampling (subsampling) the filtered result by a factor of 2. Filter: neighborhood averaging. Gaussian filtering The quality of the generated approximation is a function of the filter selected .

Compute the difference between the prediction of step 2 and the input to step 1. 3. . This creates a prediction image with the same resolution as the input. Upsample output of the previous step by a factor of 2 and filter the result. This difference can be later used to reconstruct progressively the original image.Image pyramids 2.

edge detection. according to your applications such as denoising. ± Reconstruct the image with the altered wavelet coefficients. compression. etc. .Image processing with wavelets transforms Three Steps: ± Decompose the image into wavelet domain ± Alter the wavelet coefficients.

Normally Diagonal coefficient is high frequency component and next step of wavelet decomposition uses only approximation coefficients.The wavelet transform The wavelet coefficients are named as approximation. horizontal and diagonal coefficients. . vertical.

Edges of lower significance will get disappeared as scale increases. Wavelet filter with small scale.Wavelet transform for edge detection Scale of the wavelet transform controls the edges to be shown in the output.gives precise location of edge but fail to eliminate noise. Wavelet filter with large scale.removes noise but uncertainty about edge locations Wavelet coefficients are used to measure Lipschitz regularity ( mathematical model which helps to detect edges) .

We use a larger-scale wavelet at positions where the wavelet transform decreases rapidly as scale increases to remove the effect of noise Also we use a smaller-scale wavelet at positions where the wavelet transform decreases slowly across scale to preserve the precise position of the edges. locations with lower Lipschitz regularities are more likely to be details and noise and hence can be neglected. At lower scale. .Wavelet transform for edge detection At higher scale. wavelet coefficients tend to increase when Lipschitz regularity is positive. wavelet coefficients tend to decrease when Lipschitz regularity is negative.

at level j-1 (next finer level) by h¶[n] and downsampling by 2 Detail coefficients at any level j can be obtained by filtering approximation coefficients at level j-1 (next finer level) by g¶[n] and downsampling by 2 .Filter implementation of DWT Approx. coefficients at any level j can be obtained by filtering coefficient.

.Results and conclusion For a noise free image the proposed method gives the results as good as canny edge detector. But the performance of proposed method is found better in the presence of noise. As scale is increased the effect of noise will be reduced but at the same time higher scales will result in some edges being undetected. So there must be a trade off between noise elimination and correct edge detection for the better result.

.Scope for the future work The existing system can perform significantly well for a certain level of noise. This can be addressed at the beginning itself and filtering can be made use of before applying edge detection which can eliminate the noise level significantly. But if the noise level is more then this method fails to eliminate the noise and more number of false edges will be detected.

Result Images Comparison of edge detection with Gaussian Noise .

Comparison of edge detection with Poisson Noise .

Comparison of edge detection with Salt & pepper Noise .

Comparison of edge detection with Speckle noise .

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