• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 29, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Color Image Enhancement using Edge Based Histogram Equalization


Image enhancement is one of the major research areas in the field of digital image processing. The sole objective of this domain is to enhance the quality of a poor contrast image. As a result, the final processed image becomes much more understandable than the original one. A new edge based histogram equalization method is proposed in this study. A high pass filter is used to detect edges with a help of an appropriate gradient operator. In general, a convolution mask is used for this kind of area processes like filtering. This proposed method increases the quality of the poor contrast area. This method does not create an impact on brighter area in the given input image. A few portion of the poor contrast is raised and few others contrast are being reduced. The simulation results of this study are compared with the conventional histogram equalization.Our experimental results showthatthe Peak Signal-to-NoiseRatio (PSNR)is better than the regularHistogram Equalization (HE) method. All simulation results are obtained using Matlab simulation software tool with standard color test images. Color image enhancement methods are applicable in the areas such as iris recognition, digital photography, remote sensing, biology, medicine, geophysics and microarray techniques, etc.
Keywords: Contrast Enhancement, Edge Detection, Histogram Equalization, Image Enhancement, PSNR


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