This study addresses the design of an adaptive
dynamic range compression algorithm for color image enhancement. To achieve this purpose, a novel image-dependent nonlinear intensity-transfer function is first proposed to produce a satisfactory dynamic-range compression result with less color artifacts. The proposed algorithm
is then derived by combining the proposed adaptive
nonlinear intensity-transfer function with an efficient local contrast enhancement algorithm. Experimental results validate that the proposed method provides better visual representation in comparison with an existing color image enhancement method.
Proceedings of 2012 CACS International Automatic Control Conference