Pixel blooming in CMOS image sensors is often characterized by metrics that are extracted from the photo-response curve. This work explores whether these pixel blooming metrics are in any significant correlation with end-user image quality in mobile photography, and provides quantitative answers to that question by studying changes in size and color of saturated image regions.
Pulla Reddy Ailuri, Orit Skorka, Ning Li, Radu Ispasoiu, Vladi Korobov, "Correlation of Photo-Response Blooming Metrics with Image Quality in CMOS Image Sensors for Mobile Photography" in Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Image Quality and System Performance XIII, 2016, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2016.13.IQSP-203