Pattern recognition after image processing of low-contrast images, the case of the Shroud of Turin

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Abstract

We discuss the potentially misleading effect of software techniques for elaborating low-contrast images. In particular, we present the example of the stains embedded into one of the most studied archeological objects in history, the Shroud of Turin. We show for the first time that image processing of both old and recent photographs of the Shroud may lead some researchers to perceive inscriptions and patterns that do not actually exist, confirming that there is a narrow boundary between image enhancement and manipulation. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1964 - 1970
Number of pages7
JournalPattern Recognition
Volume46
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence

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