Digital image film generation: from the photoscientist's perspective

Journal of Applied Photographic Engineering


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The technical sophistication of photoelectronic transducers, integrated circuits, and laser-beam film recorders has made digital imagery an alternative to traditional analog imagery for remote sensing. Because a digital image is stored in discrete digital values, image enhancement is possible before the data are converted to a photographic image. To create a special film-reproduction curve - which can simulate any desired gamma, relative film speed, and toe/shoulder response - the digital-to-analog transfer function of the film recorder is uniquely defined and implemented by a lookup table in the film recorder. Because the image data are acquired in spectral bands, false-color composites also can be given special characteristics by selecting a reproduction curve tailored for each band.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Digital image film generation: from the photoscientist's perspective
Series title Journal of Applied Photographic Engineering
Volume 8
Issue 1
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher Society for Imaging Science and Technology
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 8 p.
First page 15
Last page 22
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