“Enhancing underwater images by fusion” by Ancuti, Ancuti, Haber and Bekaert

  • ©Cosmin Ancuti, Codruta Orniana Ancuti, Tom Haber, and Philippe Bekaert

  • ©Cosmin Ancuti, Codruta Orniana Ancuti, Tom Haber, and Philippe Bekaert




    Enhancing underwater images by fusion



    When photographs are taken in underwater conditions the visibility of the scene is degraded significantly. This is due to the fact that the radiance of a point in the scene is directly influenced by the medium scattering. Practically, distant objects and part of the scene suffers from poor visibility, loss of contrast and faded colors. Recovering of such degraded visual information is important for applications such as oceanic engineering, mapping, research in marine biology, archeology, surveillance.


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