Two Methods for Display of High Contrast Images
Jack Tumblin, Jessica K. Hodgins, Brian K. Guenter
ACM Transactions on Graphics (1999)
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{High contrast images are common in night scenes and other scenes that include dark shadows and bright light sources. These scenes are difficult to display because their contrasts greatly exceed the range of most display devices for images. As a result, the image constrasts are compressed or truncated, obscuring subtle textures and details. Humans view and understand high contrast scenes easily,

Jack Tumblin, Jessica K. Hodgins, Brian K. Guenter (1999). Two Methods for Display of High Contrast Images. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 18(1), 56--94.

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author = {Jack Tumblin and Jessica K. Hodgins and Brian K. Guenter},
title = {Two Methods for Display of High Contrast Images},
journal = "ACM Transactions on Graphics",
volume = {18},
number = {1},
year = {1999},
month = jan,
issn = {0730-0301},
pages = {56--94},
doi = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/300776.300783},
publisher = {ACM Press},
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links = {http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~jet/Publications/Tumblin_HiCont98.pdf},
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