Adaptive Contrast Enhancement
I hope in the future to overhaul the code base, and
incorporate some significant improvements. This will result
in a fresh set of programs and software libraries with more power and
flexibility, as well as better explanation of the potential
If this is your first visit to this site, have a look at this first.
The `Adaptive Contrast Enhancement' package is a suite of programs for
enhancing the contrast in images. This site provides example results,
programs for you to download and try, and links to further programs.
In addition to the introductory examples,
there is an extensive set of examples in html format. You can browse
them here. Also have a look here for references and reports.
There are now some mpeg movies which
you can play.
I have written this short article with a
proposal for colour enhancement.
The ACE package is free for use under the GNU public licence. There
is a kind of FAQ describing which ports are
available. The package is available in three versions:
- As a plugin to the GIMP program. Search the GIMP registry (eg for
Adaptive Contrast) for more information. There's a Windows version,
though I haven't tried it myself.
- As a stand-alone program with a friendly interface, with an
extensive dynamic tutorial. It can be downloaded from here.
- As a stand-alone, command line program, available from the same place.
- Two-byte precision process. This is explained in detail in this page.
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