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The Computer Image By Alan H. Watt

The Computer Image
by Alan H. Watt

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This package comprising of a book and a CD-ROM provides a comprehensive overview of three converging areas of the computer image - computer graphics, image processing and computer vision. It looks at the applications of the computer industry to the field of entertainment and medicine.
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The Computer Image by Alan H. Watt

This book is about the computer image, emphasising the 'how', but also addressing the 'whys' and 'wherefores' of this creation of the 20th century. Where did it come from? Where is it going? What is its importance? These questions cannot be answered without a knowledge of the technology itself, its past and its evolutionary forces. The three main fields of computer imagery; computer graphics, image processing and computer vision, are merging in many applications. Computer vision techniques are used in computer graphics to collect and model complex scenes; computer graphics techniques are used to constrain the recognition of 3D objects by computers; image processing techniques are routinely used by graphic designers to manipulate photographs. For the first time this textbook brings all three areas together in a coherent overview.

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Table of Contents

1. The computer image - an overview. 2. Representation and modelling of three-dimensional objects. 3. Basic realism - lighting polygon objects. 4. Increasing realism - textures and shadows. 5. Increasing realism - the evolution of local reflection models. 6. Increasing realism - global illumination or following the light. 7. Bi-cubics and image synthesis. 8. Defects in computer graphics images. 9. Image processing for enhancement or basic processing in image space. 10. Edges and their detection. 11. Image transforms. 12. Image segmentation. 13. Images and mathematical morphology. 14. Classical pattern recognition and image matching. 15. Towards recognition, understanding and description of 3D scenes. 16. Shape from X. 17. The moving computer image. 18. The moving image in computer vision. 19. The moving image in communications - facial animation. 20. The computer image and the third dimension. 21. Virtual reality and efficiency in image systhesis. 22. Seeing the unseen - the computer image in medicine. 23. The computer image and art. 24. Fundamentals of the computer image. 25. Colour and the computer image. 26. Reducing the information: compressing images - a new frontier.

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The Computer Image by Alan H. Watt
Alan H. Watt
Used - Good
Pearson Education (US)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.