A new method for evaluating the subjective image quality of photographs: dynamic reference

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    The Dynamic Reference (DR) method has been developed for subjective image quality experiments in which original or undistorted images are unavailable. The DR method creates reference image series from test images. Reference images are presented to observers as a slide show prior to evaluating their quality. As the observers view the set of reference images, they determine the overall variation in quality within the set of test images. This study compared the performance of the DR method to that of the standardized absolute category rating (ACR) and paired comparison (PC) methods. We measured the performance of each method in terms of time effort and discriminability. The results showed that the DR method is faster than the PC method and more accurate than the ACR method. The DR method is especially suitable for experiments that require highly accurate results in a short time.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)2367-2391
    Number of pages25
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Fields of Science

    • 515 Psychology
    • 113 Computer and information sciences
    • 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics

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