Influence of luminance and resolution on the perceived quality of black-and-white images on soft displays

Bilissi, E., Jacobson, R.E. and Attridge, G.G. 2002. Influence of luminance and resolution on the perceived quality of black-and-white images on soft displays. Imaging Science Journal. 50 (4), pp. 277-289.

TitleInfluence of luminance and resolution on the perceived quality of black-and-white images on soft displays
AuthorsBilissi, E., Jacobson, R.E. and Attridge, G.G.
Abstract

The perceived quality of an image displayed on a computer monitor depends on a number of different factors that can affect viewers' preferences. Two of these are the luminance of the monitor display and the resolution of the image. The effect of luminance is of interest for applications such as on-line access of images where the computer displays used for viewing these images could have different luminance settings. A relationship between cathode-ray tube (CRT) display luminance and resolution has been shown in previous studies. It was therefore interesting to investigate whether there is a relationship between image resolution and CRT display luminance on perceived image quality. Image resolution is related to the image file size, which is an important factor for applications such as on-line access of images. This work used a CRT display to study the effect of the above-mentioned factors on the perceived quality of the displayed image. Three sets of black-and-white images, each set with a different resolution, were presented to observers at three brightness settings of the computer monitor. Results are discussed regarding the effect of monitor display luminance and image resolution on perceived image quality and the interaction between them. Evaluation of results is further extended to the influence of the different backgrounds of the images. The scene content of the images was also shown to affect the viewers' judgement.

KeywordsCathode-ray tube (CRT) display, image resolution, display luminance, image quality
JournalImaging Science Journal
Journal citation50 (4), pp. 277-289
ISSN1368-2199
YearDec 2002
FileBiliisi_Jacobson_Attridge_2002_scanned_final.pdf
Publication dates
PublishedDec 2002

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