A gentle introduction to bilateral filtering and its applications

Sylvain Paris*, Pierre Kornprobst, Jack Tumblin, Frédo Durand

*Corresponding author for this work

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The bilateral filter is a non-linear technique that can blur an image while respecting strong edges. Its ability to decompose an image into different scales without causing haloes after modification has made it ubiquitous in computational photography applications such as tone mapping, style transfer, relighting, and desnoising. This text provides a graphical, intuitive introduction to bilateral filtering, a practical guide for efficient implementation , an overview of its numerous applications, as well as mathematical analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2008
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2008 Classes - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2008Aug 15 2008


OtherACM SIGGRAPH 2008 Classes
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software


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