Image super-resolution: Historical overview and future challenges

Jianchao Yang, Thomas Huang

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In most digital imaging applications, high resolution images or videos are usually desired for later image processing and analysis. The desire for high resolution stems from two principal application areas: improvement of pictorial information for human interpretation; and helping representation for automatic machine perception. Image resolution describes the details contained in an image, the higher the resolution, the more image details. The resolution of a digital image can be classified in many different ways: pixel resolution, spatial resolution, spectral resolution, temporal resolution, and radiometric resolution. In this context, we are mainly interested in spatial resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSuper-Resolution Imaging
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781439819319
ISBN (Print)9781439819302
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Engineering


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