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Quality Assessment of Stereoscopic Images

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EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing20092008:659024

  • Received: 31 March 2008
  • Accepted: 14 October 2008
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Several metrics have been proposed in literature to assess the perceptual quality of two-dimensional images. However, no similar effort has been devoted to quality assessment of stereoscopic images. Therefore, in this paper, we review the different issues related to 3D visualization, and we propose a quality metric for the assessment of stereopairs using the fusion of 2D quality metrics and of the depth information. The proposed metric is evaluated using the SAMVIQ methodology for subjective assessment. Specifically, distortions deriving from coding are taken into account and the quality degradation of the stereopair is estimated by means of subjective tests.


  • Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Vision
  • Quality Assessment
  • Subjective Assessment

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Authors’ Affiliations

Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Nantes, IRCCyN, rue Chritian Pauc, 44306 Nantes Cedex 3, France
Dipartimento di Elettronica Applicata, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Roma, Italy


© Alexandre Benoit et al. 2008

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