Quality Assessment of Stereoscopic Images

  • Alexandre Benoit1,

    Affiliated with

    • Patrick Le Callet1,

      Affiliated with

      • Patrizio Campisi2Email author and

        Affiliated with

        • Romain Cousseau1

          Affiliated with

          EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing20092008:659024

          DOI: 10.1155/2008/659024

          Received: 31 March 2008

          Accepted: 14 October 2008

          Published: 26 January 2009

          Abstract

          Several metrics have been proposed in literature to assess the perceptual quality of two-dimensional images. However, no similar effort has been devoted to quality assessment of stereoscopic images. Therefore, in this paper, we review the different issues related to 3D visualization, and we propose a quality metric for the assessment of stereopairs using the fusion of 2D quality metrics and of the depth information. The proposed metric is evaluated using the SAMVIQ methodology for subjective assessment. Specifically, distortions deriving from coding are taken into account and the quality degradation of the stereopair is estimated by means of subjective tests.

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          Authors’ Affiliations

          (1)
          Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Nantes, IRCCyN
          (2)
          Dipartimento di Elettronica Applicata, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

          Copyright

          © Alexandre Benoit et al. 2008

          This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.