Perceptual blur and ringing metrics: Application to JPEG2000
We present a full- and no-reference blur metric as well as a full-reference ringing metric. These metrics are based on an analysis of the edges and adjacent regions in an image and have very low computational complexity. As blur and ringing are typical artifacts of wavelet compression, the metrics are then applied to JPEG2000 coded images. Their perceptual significance is corroborated through a number of subjective experiments. The results show that the proposed metrics perform well over a wide range of image content and distortion levels. Potential applications include source coding optimization and network resource management. r 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.