Contributed Symposium

Perceiving the quality of surfaces and images

[Speaker] Motoyoshi, Isamu:1
1:The University of Tokyo (Japan)

Recent psychophysical studies reveal visual information processing underlying our astonishing ability of perceiving physical properties and material of natural surfaces. These studies now lead us to investigate visual mechanisms that support the perception and assessment of various kinds of 'qualities' and 'impressions' in the image ('Shitsukan'). In this talk, I will introduce several studies carried out along this direction, including the perception of different types of blur in natural photographs, and the human preference for particular surfaces and images. I will also discuss impact and limitation of low-level image features in these quality judgments.
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