High Dynamic Range Image Quality Assessment Based on Frequency Disparity

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4435-4440
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
Issue number8
Online published19 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023


In this paper, a novel and effective image quality assessment (IQA) algorithm based on frequency disparity for high dynamic range (HDR) images is proposed, termed as local-global frequency feature-based model (LGFM). Motivated by the assumption that the human visual system (HVS) is highly adapted for extracting structural information and partial frequencies when perceiving the visual scene, the Gabor and the Butterworth filters are applied to the luminance component of the HDR image to extract the local and global frequency features, respectively. The similarity measurement and feature pooling strategy are sequentially performed on the frequency features to obtain the predicted single quality score. The experiments evaluated on four widely used benchmarks demonstrate that the proposed LGFM can provide a higher consistency with the subjective perception compared with the state-of-the-art HDR IQA methods. Our code is available at: https://github.com/eezkni/LGFM. © 2023 IEEE.

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  • Butterworth feature, Data mining, Feature extraction, Gabor feature, Gabor filters, High dynamic range (HDR), Image coding, Image edge detection, Image quality, Image quality assessment (IQA), Information filters