Multispectral image enhancement for effective visualization
Color enhancement of multispectral images is useful to visualize the image’s spectral features. Previously, a color enhancement method, which enhances the feature of a specified spectral band without changing the average color distribution, was proposed. However, sometimes the enhanced features are indiscernible or invisible, especially when the enhanced spectrum lies outside the visible range. In this paper, we extended the conventional method for more effective visualization of the spectral features both in visible range and non-visible range. In the proposed method, the user specifies both the spectral band for extracting the spectral feature and the color for visualization respectively, so that the spectral feature is enhanced with arbitrary color. The proposed color enhancement method was applied to different types of multispectral images where its effectiveness to visualize spectral features was verified.