In this paper we propose a new perceptual edge detector based on anisotropic linear filtering and local maximization. The novelty of this approach resides in the mixing of ideas coming both from perceptual grouping and directional recursive linear filtering. We obtain new edge operators enabling very precise detection of edge points which are involved in large structures. This detector has been tested successfully on various image types presenting difficult problems for classical edge detection methods.
This article deals with color images steganalysis based on machine learning. The proposed approach enriches the features from the Color Rich Model by adding new features obtained by applying steerable Gaussian filters and then computing the co-occurrence of pixel pairs. Adding these new features to those obtained from Color-Rich Models allows us to increase the detectability of hidden messages in color images. The Gaussian filters are angled in different directions to precisely compute the tangent of the gradient vector. Then, the gradient magnitude and the derivative of this tangent direction are estimated. This refined method of estimation enables us to unearth the minor changes that have occurred in the image when a message is embedded. The efficiency of the proposed framework is demonstrated on three stenographic algorithms designed to hide messages in images: S-UNIWARD, WOW, and Synch-HILL. Each algorithm is tested using different payload sizes. The proposed approach is compared to three color image steganalysis methods based on computation features and Ensemble Classifier classification: the Spatial Color Rich Model, the CFA-aware Rich Model and the RGB Geometric Color Rich Model.
In this paper, we present a new method for removing texture in images using a smoothing rotating filter. From this filter, a bank of smoothed images provides pixel signals able to classify a pixel as a texture pixel, a homogenous region pixel or an edge pixel. Then, we introduce a new method for anisotropic diffusion which controls accurately the diffusion near edge and corner points and diffuses isotropically inside textured regions. Several results applied on real images and a comparison with anisotropic diffusion methods show that our model is able to remove the texture and control the diffusion.
Easy to use, oriented half kernels are reliable in image analysis. These thin filters, rotated in all the desired directions are useful to detect edges, or extract precisely their orientations, even concerning highly noisy images. Usually, the filtering process corresponds to convolutions with Gaussians and their derivatives. Other filters exist and can be implemented in order to build half kernels. However, functions used for the smoothing and derivative parts have not been studied in depth. The goal of this paper is to evaluate different types of half filters as a function of the noise level. The studied kernels have the same spatial support, enabling easier comparisons. To address the robustness of the studied filters against noise, the image quality is gradually worsened. Then, their performances are compared through objective evaluations of both segmentation and gradient direction.
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