Illuminant-tilt estimation from images of isotropic texture

Mike Chantler, G. B. Delguste

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The authors present a new illuminanttilt-angle estimator that works with isotropic textures. It has been developed from Kube and Pentland's frequency-domain model of images of three-dimensional texture, and is compared with KnilPs spatial-domain estimator. The frequency and spatial-domain theory behind each of the estimators is related via an alternative proof of the basic phenomena that both estimators exploit: that is that the variance of the partial derivative of the image is at a maximum when the partial derivative is taken in the direction of the illuminant's tilt. Results obtained using both simulated and real textures suggest that the frequency-domain estimator is more accurate. © lEE, 1997.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-219
Number of pages7
JournalIEE Proceedings: Vision, Image and Signal Processing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Illuminant-tilt estimation
  • Tliree-dimensional textures


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