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The Manual of Photography and Digital Imaging, 10th Edition by Sophie Triantaphillidou, Elizabeth Allen

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Chapter   | 19 |

Introduction to image quality and system performance

Sophie Triantaphillidou

All images © Sophie Triantaphillidou unless indicated.

INTRODUCTION

In this chapter we will review the quantification of image quality, as carried out by imaging scientists, designers and engineers, who are concerned with the design, implementation and manufacturing of imaging systems.

The quantification of image quality is often related to a number of image quality attributes, also referred to as image quality dimensions, which contribute to the overall impression of the quality of images. Many of these attributes have already been mentioned in previous chapters (e.g. resolution, sharpness). Here we will clearly identify them and list the most useful ...

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