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Image quality assessment of High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut images

You’re cordially invited to attend the Phd defense of Maxime Rousselot, on Sept 20th, at 9:45am, in Metivier room -- A celebration drink will be offered in Sein room

Image quality assessment of High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut images

To improve their ability to display astonishing images, screen technologies have been greatly evolving. For example, the contrast of high dynamic range rendering systems far exceed the capacity of a conventional display. Moreover, a Wide Color gamut display can cover a bigger color space than ever. Assessing the quality of these new content has become an active field of research as classical SDR quality metrics are not adapted. However, state-of-the-art studies often neglect one important image characteristics: chrominances. Indeed, previous databases contain HDR images with a standard gamut thus neglecting the increase of color space due to WCG. Due to their gamut, these databases are less prone to contain chromatic artifacts than WCG content. Moreover, most existing HDR objective quality metrics only consider luminance and are not considering chromatic artifacts. To overcome this problematic, in this thesis, we have created two HDR / WCG databases with annotated subjective scores. We focus on the creation of a realistic chromatic artifacts that can arise during compression. In addition, using these databases, we explore three solutions to create HDR / WCG metrics. First, we propose a method to adapt SDR metrics to HDR / WCG content. Then, we proposed an extension of a well-known HDR metric called HDR-VDP-2. Finally, we create a new metric based on the merger of various quality metric and color features. This last metric presents very good performance to predict quality while being sensitive to chromatic distortion.

Maxime Rousselot (PERCEPT)
Friday, 20. September 2019 - 9:45
IRISA Rennes - Salle Métivier
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Jury members:

  • Duguet Loscos Céline, Université Reims Champagne Ardenne, France
  • Renaud Christophe, Université Littoral Côte d'Opale, France
  • Eric Marchand, IRISA, Rennes, France
  • Olivier Le Meur, IRISA, Rennes, France – Directeur de thèse
  • Rémi Cozot, Université Littoral Côte d'Opale, France – Co-directeur de thèse