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A. Castorina and G. Messina
The problem of the proper exposure settings for image acquisition is of course strictly
related with the dynamic range of the real scene. In many cases some useful insights can be
achieved by implementing ad-hoc metering strategies. Alternatively, it is possible to apply some
tone correction methods that enhance the overall contrast of the most salient regions of the picture.
The limited dynamic range of the imaging sensors doesn’t allow to recover the dynamic of the real
world. In this Chapter we present a brief review of automatic digital exposure correction methods
trying to report the specific peculiarities of each solution. Starting from exposure metering techniques,
which are used to establish the correct exposition settings, we describe automatic methods
to extract relevant features and perform corrections.
Advanced System Technology - Catania Lab, STMicroelectronics, Italy.