Acquiring Images

Authored by: John C. Russ , F. Brent Neal

The Image Processing Handbook

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781498740265
eBook ISBN: 9781498740289
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b18983-2

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Abstract

Humans are primarily visual creatures. Not all animals depend on their eyes, as we do, for most of the information received about their surroundings (the characteristics of human vision are discussed in Chapter 3). For example, we expect to recognize familiar people and surroundings in photographs, and television and movies are major sources of entertainment. Tests with college students indicate that they are predominantly visual learners (in spite of which, lectures are still the most common teaching mode). In a more specific instance, crime scene photographs are often critical in explaining physical evidence to a jury.

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