The author presents a vision model that uses color information to interpret the effects of shading and highlights on a scene. Transcending more traditional approaches, this method may lead to more reliable and useful techniques for image understanding.

chapter 1|8 pages


chapter 2|26 pages

A Physical Reflection Model

chapter 3|16 pages

A Sensor Model

chapter 4|20 pages

Color Image Segmentation

chapter 6|16 pages

Results and Discussion

chapter 7|8 pages

Summary and Conclusions

chapter 8|16 pages

Related Work from 1988 until 1992

chapter |4 pages

A: Derivation of the 50%-heuristic

chapter |6 pages

B: Tables of illumination Geometries

chapter C|2 pages

Illumination Geometry for d = ∞