IMAGE RENDERING

Colorant-based direct binary search halftoning

[+] Author Affiliations
Je-Ho Lee

Hewlett-Packard Company, 18110 SE 34th Street, Vancouver, Washington?98683 E-mail: je-ho_lee@hp.com

Jan P. Allebach

Purdue University, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana?47907-1285

J. Electron. Imaging. 11(4), 517-527 (Oct 01, 2002). doi:10.1117/1.1507598
History: Received Aug. 7, 2001; Revised May 22, 2002; Accepted Jun. 14, 2002; Online October 15, 2002
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In this paper, we propose color design criteria for uniform color textures, and present a new colorant-based color halftoning technique which meets these criteria, and hence generates high quality color halftones. The basic idea behind our halftoning method is to control the quality of each colorant texture separately along with the total dot distribution. In order to achieve this, we first set the total dot arrangement and then color the dots optimally without altering the total dot arrangement. This corresponds to a constrained optimization problem, and we solve this via the swap-only direct binary search heuristic. We employ a luminance human visual system model to enforce exclusion of visually nonhomogeneous patterns for the total dot distribution, as well as for each individual colorant texture. Examples of color halftone images generated using our technique are compared to images produced by a plane-independent color halftoning algorithm and by the HP 970 Cx inkjet printer driver. © 2002 SPIE and IS&T.

© 2002 SPIE and IS&T

Topics

Halftones ; Printing

Citation

Je-Ho Lee and Jan P. Allebach
"Colorant-based direct binary search halftoning", J. Electron. Imaging. 11(4), 517-527 (Oct 01, 2002). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1507598


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