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Various Image Enhancement Techniques - A Critical Review

Volume 10, Issue 2, October 2014, Pages 267–274

 Various Image Enhancement Techniques - A Critical Review

Gursharn Singh and Anand Mittal

Original language: English

Received 16 August 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Image Enhancement is very essential and important technique used in image processing. The role of image enhancement is to improve the content visibility of an image. Images in different fields like medical, satellite images, aerial images and even real life pictures suffer from poor contrast and high noise. It is important to only enhance the contrast and reduce the noise to increase image quality. The enhancement technique differs according to various aspects and they can be broadly classified into two categories: Spatial Domain and Frequency domain based techniques. This paper presents a review of image enhancement processing techniques in spatial domain. Also we have categorized processing methods based representative techniques of Image enhancement. Thus this paper helps to evaluate various image enhancement techniques.

Author Keywords: Histogram Equalization, Frequency based domain enhancement, Spatial based domain enhancement, Image Enhancement.

How to Cite this Article

Gursharn Singh and Anand Mittal, “Various Image Enhancement Techniques - A Critical Review,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 267–274, October 2014.