Pyramid Method in Image Processing

Edward H. Adelson, C. H. Anderson, J. R. Bergen, P. J. Burt, and J. M. Ogden

Published in
RCA Engineer, vol. 29(6), pp. 33-41 (1984).
The data structure used to represent image information can be critical to the successful completion of an image processing task. One structure that has attracted considerable attention is the image pyramid This consists of a set of lowpass or bandpass copies of an image, each representing pattern information of a different scale. Here we describe a variety of pyramid methods that we have developed for image data compression, enhancement, analysis and graphics.