Method for Scaling Gray Level Image
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Disclosed is a method for scaling a gray level image by using a reference table which contains the control values for each picture element in the gray level image. Fig. 1 shows an original image of one scan line which includes plural picture elements. Each picture element has a gray level value. The reference table is in one-to-one correspondence with the original image. The table length is equal to the original line. The reference table elements contain either bits "0" or "1". The number of the bits "1" and the distribution of them in the table are decided in accordance with a reduction ratio. If a reduction ratio of 89% is selected, the reference table contains eleven bit "1's" per 100 elements, which are appropriately distributed.