SpringerOpen Newsletter

Receive periodic news and updates relating to SpringerOpen.

Open Access Editorial

Theory and application of general linear image processing

Jean-Charles Pinoli1*, Guang Deng2 and Karen Panetta3

Author Affiliations

1 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, CIS-LPMG/CNRS, Saint-Etienne Cedex 2, France

2 Department of Electronic Engineering, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3086, Australia

3 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA

For all author emails, please log on.

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2012, 2012:21  doi:10.1186/1687-6180-2012-21

Published: 7 February 2012

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Image modeling in terms of physical/mathematical formation and the human visual system plays an important role in developing new image processing techniques. Parameters such as scale, orientation, texture, morphology, and color must be taken into consideration in order to solve complicated image processing problems efficiently. Although the classical linear image processing (CLIP) approach has played a central role in image processing, it is not necessarily the best and even the right choice. General linear image processing (GLIP) approaches based on different image modeling techniques have been studied to overcome some of the problems associated with CLIP. Indeed, using general linear algebra, it is possible to develop entirely new general linear operators and transforms. It is even possible to define entirely new general linear operations (addition, scalar multiplication, convolution, etc.) in order to describe how images are combined, amplified, transformed, analyzed, compared, and measured.