This paper presents a novel simultaneous dynamic range compression and local contrast enhancement algorithm, termed as SDALA, to resolve low dynamic range (LDR) image enhancement problem. The proposed SDALA is able to combine with any differentiable intensity transfer function, which greatly increases the applicability of the proposed method. Moreover, the proposed method can separately control the level of enhancement on the overall lightness and contrast achieved at the output. Experimental results validate the performance of the proposed method by comparing with two existent methods, both quantitatively and visually.
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2011, Brussels, Belgium, pp.1329-1332