American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Colormap Development for Night Vision from Synthetic Imagery

H. A. Qadir and S. P. Kozaitis

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.391.395

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 4

Pages 391-395


We presented a method for colorizing fused imagery using a synthetic image as the color source. Imagery acquired at night from two sensors with different spectral bands were fused into a single image. We used a color transfer method based on a look-up table approach to change the false color appearance of the fused image to a natural appearance. Because the resulting multiband fused image is highly dependent on the colors is a reference image, we generated a synthetic reference image. We showed that this approach could lead to more realistic color representation for images acquired in dark environments.


© 2014 H. A. Qadir and S. P. Kozaitis. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.