Beginning Digital Image Processing: Using Free Tools for Photographers

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Apress, Jul 27, 2010 - Computers - 312 pages

Since the advent of digital photography, we have been able to post-process our pictures. However, to do it properly, we have to become digital art apprentices. Sebastian Montabone is a computer vision expert who wants us to use our cameras and image processing software to come up with works of art. In this book, he teaches image processing techniques of ascending difficulty based on freely available tools. The book teaches you to use the best tools for the job, and it focuses on the techniques, not the environments or toolchains in which they run. Also in this book, you’ll learn about the Canon Hack Development Kit (CHDK), which expands the features of some cameras.

What you’ll learn Learn how to process your photos by example. Save money by using free tools instead of expensive commercial software. Create unbelievable high-dynamic range (HDR) pictures. Generate stunning panoramas from ordinary pictures. Use the Canon Hack Development Kit (CHDK) to expand your camera features. Make videos and edit them easily using free software. Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who is interested in photography, image processing, or free image editing software, with no exceptions.

Table of Contents Digital images Geometric transforms Color transforms Filters Photo retouching HDR Distortion correction Panorama photo stitching Movie editing CHDK
 

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Great book!. The author is able to explain hostile concepts with simple words and examples. Highly recommended.

Contents

Digital Photography
1
Digital Images
31
Geometric Transforms
49
Color Transforms
71
Filters
97
Photo Retouching
123
HDR Imaging
151
Distortion Correction
185
Panorama Photo Stitching
205
Movie Editing
235
Canon Hack Development Kit
253
Installing the Tools
275
Index
283
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Sebastian Montabone is a computer engineer with a master of science degree in computer vision. After publishing his thesis about human detection in unconstrained environments, he has worked in different areas such as intelligent IP cameras for automated surveillance, data mining, game development, and embedded devices. Currently, he is a software consultant and entrepreneur.

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