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Fourier_Subband Distorted images from Fourier sub-bands with subjective scores (DSIS)

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Categories Images / Quality Assessment / Watermarking
Quality assessment method Double Stimulus Impairment Scale
Resolution Less than 960x540
Created the12 Feb 2015


5 original grayscale images, 210 distorted images were generated from noise addition in 6 different frequency (Fourier) sub-bands of various frequency range, with 7 embedding strengths.

Marked images are entitled "Marked_boats_X_Y.bmp", where 'X' stands for the embedding sub band index in a Perceptual Channel Decomposition (PCD), splitting the Fourier frequency stectrum into 17 overlapping sub-bands, see the paper referenced at the bottom of the page for further details on the perceptual decomposition (the PCD is depicted on the figure below where every sub-band is indexed) and 'Y' is the embedding strength. A Gaussian noise was independently modulated within one PCD sub band, and spread over the whole sub-band.

Only subbands number 2, 3, 6, 7, 12 and 13 (see index on Figure 1) were used during this experiment.

The purpose of this experiment was to highlight the incoherencies of objective quality metrics when distortions occur in a different frequency range. Subjective evaluations were made at viewing distance of 6 times the screen height using a DSIS (Double Stimulus Impairment Scale) method with 5 categories and 7 observers. Distortions for each processing and each image have been optimised in order to uniformly cover the subjective scale.

A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, giving all subjective quality scores is included in the above archive.

Source publication : Please, cite the following paper(s) in your publications if you use this database in your work

A robust image watermarking technique based on quantization noise visibility thresholds F. Autrusseau, P. Le Callet

Journal articleSignal Processing, Jun 2007, 87 (6), 1363-1383 BibTex XML