Digital Image Processing, 4th Global Edition

Digital Image Processing, 4th Global Edition



For courses in Image Processing and Computer Vision.

Introduce your students to image processing with the industry’s most prized text

For 40 years, Image Processing has been the foundational text for the study of digital image processing. The book is suited for students at the college senior and first-year graduate level with prior background in mathematical analysis, vectors, matrices, probability, statistics, linear systems, and computer programming. As in all earlier editions, the focus of this edition of the book is on fundamentals.

The 4th Edition, which celebrates the book’s 40th anniversary, is based on an extensive survey of faculty, students, and independent readers in 150 institutions from 30 countries. Their feedback led to expanded or new coverage of topics such as deep learning and deep neural networks, including convolutional neural nets, the scale-invariant feature transform (SIFT), maximally-stable extremal regions (MSERs), graph cuts, k-means clustering and superpixels, active contours (snakes and level sets), and exact histogram matching. Major improvements were made in reorganizing the material on image transforms into a more cohesive presentation, and in the discussion of spatial kernels and spatial filtering. Major revisions and additions were made to examples and homework exercises throughout the book.

About the Book

  • A complete update of the image pattern recognition chapter to incorporate new material, including deep neural networks, backpropagation, deep learning, and, especially, deep convolutional neural networks.
  • Expanded coverage of feature extraction, including maximally stable extremal regions, and the Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT).
  • A discussion of superpixels and their use in region segmentation.
  • Coverage of graph cuts and their application to segmentation.
  • New material related to histogram matching.
  • Expanded coverage of the fundamentals of spatial filtering.
  • A more comprehensive and cohesive coverage of image transforms.
  • A more complete presentation of finite differences, with a focus on edge detection.
  • More homework problems at the end of the chapters.
  • More examples.


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