Visually pleasant blending techniques in underwater mosaicing
PublisherSARTI (Technological Development Centre of Remote Acquisition and Data processing Systems)
Rights accessOpen Access
of two or more images that are then combined into a single and usually larger one. The applications of mosaicing comprehend panoramic photography, super-resolution, virtual environments and vision based navigation systems, as a most relevant exponents. Besides generic camera issues as geometric and chromatic distortions, underwa-ter images are aff ected by particular factors as non-uniform illumination, caustics, blurring, suspended particles and scattering, making even more diffi cult the alignment and blend-ing. The aim of this work is to perform a re-view on the existing image blending techniques specially focusing the study on its application on the underwater imaging.