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Volume: 13 | Article ID: art00053
A Simple Spatial Tone Mapping Operator for High Dynamic Range Images
  DOI :  10.2352/CIC.2005.13.1.art00053  Published OnlineJanuary 2005

We present a simple and effective tone mapping operator, that preserves visibility and contrast impression of high dynamic range images. The method is conceptually simple, and easy to use. We use a s-function type operator which takes into account both the global average of the image, as well as local luminance in the immediate neighborhood of each pixel. The local luminance is computed using a median filter. It is seen that the resulting low dynamic range image preserves fine details, and avoids common artifacts such as halos, gradient reversals or loss of local contrast.

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K.K. Biswas, Sumanta Pattanaik, "A Simple Spatial Tone Mapping Operator for High Dynamic Range Imagesin Proc. IS&T 13th Color and Imaging Conf.,  2005,  pp 291 - 296,

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