Image Representation and Coding

Master's degree in Digital Content Production

3 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 TP + 5,0 OT + 5,0 O


Not applicable.

Students should learn the theoretical foundations of digital image processing, including its applications in the acquisition and analysis of images for the production of digital content and some of relevant techniques. They should be able to aply image enhancement and compression techniques.

Topics on the human visual system;
General concepts;
Digital image processing system;
Fundamentals of digital image;
Noise removal;
Image improvement;
Detection of lines and edges;
Detection of the region of interest;
Information Theory.

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment consists in a written test and coursework, with both assessment components worthing 50% of the final mark.

- Gonzalez, W. (2007). Digital Image Processing. USA: Prentice Hall

Method of interaction
The course unit is organised in theoretical and practical sessions supported by powerpoint presentations and selected practical exercises.

Software used in class