13. A Gentle Introduction to Bilateral Filtering and Its Applications

Monday
Half-Day, 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Level: Intermediate
Room 4

The bilateral filter is ubiquitous in computational photography applications. It is increasingly common in computer graphics research papers, but no single reference summarizes its properties and applications. This course provides a graphical, strongly intuitive introduction to bilateral filtering and a practical guide for image editing, tone-maps, video processing, and more.

Prerequisites

All motivated beginners are welcome. Familiarity with integrals or Gaussian functions is not required, but the course assumes that attendees know some digital-image basics (pixels, gray levels, noise) and have some modest programming experience.

Intended Audience

Anyone who wants to get into image editing, computational photography, and related fields. Anyone interested in image manipulations: researchers, developers, software designers, and others.

Organizer

Sylvain Paris
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
sparis (at) csail.mit.edu

Lecturers

Pierre Kornprobst
INRIA

Jack Tumblin
Northwestern University

Frédo Durand
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory