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Color curve operation with OpenCV: Increase contrast

asked 2013-12-16 10:32:38 -0500

Linke Seitentasche gravatar image

updated 2013-12-16 10:51:34 -0500


With the Gimp image manipulation program, I frequently increase contrast by using the color curve tool. From this:

image description

to this:

image description

There is a small tutorial that talks about increasing contrast here:

Therefore, I assume this operation would give the desired effect:

image.convertTo(alpha: 1.3, beta: -20)

I would have to calculate the exact alpha and beta values in order to exactly represent the above color curve. Maybe anybody can comment on these assumptions or has suggestions?

Thank you very much.

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answered 2013-12-22 16:08:06 -0500

Linke Seitentasche gravatar image

updated 2013-12-24 09:34:39 -0500

The following code calculates the appropriate measures:

    int xdist = indentRight - indentLeft; // indent as index from 0 to 256, for the above picture: indentRight: 235, indentLeft: 15
    double alpha = 256.0 / xdist;
    int beta = (int) -(indentLeft* alpha);
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