Until a few years ago, there were only a handful of comprehensive books on image engineering. Recently this has changed, and there is now a wide collection of books available for beginners and specialists alike. This seminal and highly influential monograph focuses on concrete phenomena for understanding and designing methods of imaging and image processing. It provides an application-driven account of the conversion of images into digital signals, localization of targets in images, filtering methods for image perfection and enhancement and other topics in image processing. The reader will find a careful discussion of computational imaging, standard material about image reconstruction from sparse sampled data, description of statistically optimal estimation of image numerical parameters, and a presentation of various exercises supported by MATLAB programs.

Review by Christian Brosseau, professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France, and an OSA Fellow.

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