Image Intensity Understanding

Unknown author (1975-08-01)

Image intensities have been processed traditionally without much regard to how they arise. Typically they are used only to segment an image into regions or to find edge-fragments. Image intensities do carry a great deal of useful information about three-dimensional aspects of objects and some initial attempts are made here to exploit this. An understanding of how images are formed and what determines the amount of light reflected from a point on an object to the viewer is vital to such a development. The gradient-space, popularized by Huffman and Mackworth is a helpful tool in this regard.