Image processing is a commonly used term used in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science. Image processing refers to any form of "signal processing" for the the input is an image such as a digital picture or video. The output may be either an images or set of characteristics/parameters related to the image. On this page I've began collecting a few definitions and resources / webpages which I like.
Image processing definitions
- The analysis and manipulation of a digitized image, especially in order to improve its quality. -- Oxford dictionaries online
- Any form of signal processing for which the input is an image, such as a photograph or video frame; the output of image processing may be either an image or, a set of characteristics or parameters related to the image -- Wikipedia - Image Processing
Image processing presentations
- Image processing, by Bill Mark, Intel - nice introduction with lots of images and formulae for image filtering and edge detection techniques. The main focus however, is techniques of noise reduction.