Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Computational Photography

VYF Acad. year 2018/2019 Summer semester 5 credits

Current digital cameras almost completely surpass traditional photography. They do not only capture light, they in fact compute pictures. That said, there is practically no image that would not be computationally processed to some extent today. Visual computing is ubiquitous. Unfortunately, images taken by amateur photographers often lack the qualities of professional photos and some image editing is necessary. Computational photography (CP) develops methods to enhance or extend the capabilities of the current digital imaging chain.

Guarantor

Deputy Guarantor

Brejcha Jan, Ing. (DCGM FIT BUT)

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Classified Credit (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs projects

Assessment points

40 half-term test, 60 projects

Department

Lecturer

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Learning objectives

The aim is to introduce computational photography methods (http://cphoto.fit.vutbr.cz/) and to get acquainted with the principles of mathematics and computer science in the field.

Why is the course taught

Computational photography techniques are placed at boundaries of image processing, computer vision, physics, visual perception and other fields. The course is offering a holistic view of this intersection, while many principles are demonstrated practically during lectures (photography, HDR acquisition, tone mapping, image registration, spherical panoramic imaging, etc.). Students may take part in photographic challenges and get a valuable feedback from their colleagues and tutors. Prior knowledge of computer vision, graphics or image processing is beneficial, but not required.

Fundamental literature

  • Radke, R.: Computer Vision for Visual Effects. Cambridge university press.  2013.
  • Szeliski, R.: Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications, Springer. 2010.
  • Shirley, P., Marschner, S.: Fundamentals of Computer Graphics. CRC Press. 2009.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. introduction to CP, light and color (slajdy, projekty)
  2. photography, optics, physics, sensors, noise
  3. visual perception, natural image statistics
  4. image blending
  5. Color, color spaces, color transfer, color-to-grayscale image conversions
  6. High dynamic range (HDR) imaging - acquisition, storage and display
  7. High dynamic range (HDR) imaging - tone mapping, inverse tone mapping
  8. Image registration for computational photography
  9. Computational illumination, dual photography, illumination changes
  10. Image and video quality metrics
  11. Omnidirectional camera, lightfields, synthetic aperture
  12. Non-photorealistic camera, computational aesthetics
  13. Computational video, GraphCuts, editing software, guests

Progress assessment

  1. Project proposals
  2. Project assignments
  3. Consultations after the lecture - literature
  4. Consultations after the lecture - implementation
  5. Consultations after the lecture - testing
  6. WRITTEN EXAM
  7. Finished implementations
  8. Presentations of assignments, final reports

Exam prerequisites

At least 50 points must be obtained, while the minimal score from the test is 16 points, the minimal score from the project is 24 points. During the term, one can get bonus points in practical photography challenges.

Schedule

DayTypeWeeksRoomStartEndLect.grpGroupsInfo
Wedlecturelectures E104 12:0013:50 1MIT 2MIT xx

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