pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T > Class Template Reference

Two dimensional Lanczos interpolation algorithm. More...

#include <LanczosInterpolation.h>

+ Inheritance diagram for pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T >:

Public Member Functions

 LanczosInterpolation (int n=3, float clamp=__PCL_LANCZOS_CLAMPING_THRESHOLD, bool useLUT=Default::UseLUT((T *) 0))
 LanczosInterpolation (const LanczosInterpolation &)=default
virtual ~LanczosInterpolation ()
float ClampingThreshold () const
void DisableClamping (bool disable=true)
void EnableClamping (bool enable=true)
bool IsClampingEnabled () const
double operator() (double x, double y) const override
void SetClampingThreshold (float clamp)
- Public Member Functions inherited from pcl::BidimensionalInterpolation< T >
 BidimensionalInterpolation ()=default
 BidimensionalInterpolation (const BidimensionalInterpolation &)=default
virtual ~BidimensionalInterpolation ()
const T * BeingInterpolated () const
double BorderFillValue () const
virtual void Clear ()
void DisableBorderFilling (bool disable=true)
void EnableBorderFilling (bool enable=true)
int Height () const
virtual void Initialize (const T *data, int width, int height)
bool IsBorderFillingEnabled () const
void SetBorderFillValue (double v)
int Width () const

Detailed Description

template<typename T>
class pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T >

This class uses Lanczos filters to interpolate pixel values at arbitrary coordinates within a two-dimensional data matrix. A one-dimensional Lanczos filter of order n is defined by the following equations:

L(x;n) = sinc(x)*sinc(x/n)    for |x| < n
L(x;n) = 0                    for |x| >= n

where sinc() is the normalized sinc function:

sinc(x;n) = 1                 for x = 0
sinc(x;n) = sin(pi*x)/(pi*x)  for x != 0

The Lanczos function has alternating positive and negative lobes toward positive and negative infinity. The order n defines the number of lobes preserved in the interpolation filter function: n=1 only includes the central, positive lobe; n=2 includes the first two lobes (one positive and one negative), and so on. The default filter order is three.

Lanczos interpolation has excellent detail preservation performance with minimal generation of aliasing patterns for noisy data. Its main drawback is generation of strong undershoot (aka ringing) artifacts when negative function lobes fall over bright pixels and edges. This usually happens with linear data. In the current PCL implementation we have included a clamping mechanism that prevents negative interpolated values and ringing problems for most images.

See also
BidimensionalInterpolation, NearestNeighborInterpolation, BilinearInterpolation, BicubicSplineInterpolation, BicubicBSplineInterpolation, BicubicFilterInterpolation, Lanczos3LUTInterpolation, Lanczos4LUTInterpolation, Lanczos5LUTInterpolation

Definition at line 149 of file LanczosInterpolation.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

◆ LanczosInterpolation() [1/2]

template<typename T>
pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T >::LanczosInterpolation ( int  n = 3,
bool  useLUT = Default::UseLUT( (T*)0 ) 

Constructs a LanczosInterpolation instance.

nFilter order (n >= 1). The Lanczos filter interpolates from the nearest (2*n)^2 mapped source pixels for each interpolation point. The default filter order is 3, so the interpolation uses a neighborhood of 36 pixels by default.
clampClamping threshold. Clamping is applied to fix undershoot (aka ringing) artifacts. A value of this parameter within the [0,1] range enables clamping: The lower the clamping threshold, the more aggressive deringing effect is achieved. A negative threshold value disables the clamping feature. The default value is 0.3. For more information, refer to the documentation for the SetClampingThreshold( float ) member function.
useLUTIf true, the interpolation will use a precomputed LUT of function values at discrete intervals. This greatly improves performance, increasing execution speed by about a factor of 2. In current PCL versions, the Lanczos functions are sampled at 0.00025 px resolution, which provides an interpolation accuracy of about 1.0e-07. This is valid for interpolation of 32-bit floating point data, but can be insufficient for 32-bit integers and double precision, depending on the application. If this parameter is false, the interpolation will compute actual function values for each interpolation point. This parameter is true by default for the uint8, int8, uint16, int16, and float template specializations; false by default for other types.

Definition at line 197 of file LanczosInterpolation.h.

◆ LanczosInterpolation() [2/2]

template<typename T>
pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T >::LanczosInterpolation ( const LanczosInterpolation< T > &  )

Copy constructor.

◆ ~LanczosInterpolation()

template<typename T>
virtual pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T >::~LanczosInterpolation ( )

Virtual destructor.

Definition at line 216 of file LanczosInterpolation.h.

Member Function Documentation

◆ ClampingThreshold()

template<typename T>
float pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T >::ClampingThreshold ( ) const

Returns the current clamping threshold for this object.

See the documentation for SetClampingThreshold( float ) for a detailed description of the clamping mechanism.

See also
SetClampingThreshold(), IsClampingEnabled(), EnableClamping()

Definition at line 393 of file LanczosInterpolation.h.

◆ DisableClamping()

template<typename T>
void pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T >::DisableClamping ( bool  disable = true)

Disables (or enables) the interpolation clamping feature.

See also
IsClampingEnabled(), EnableClamping(), SetClampingThreshold()

Definition at line 380 of file LanczosInterpolation.h.

◆ EnableClamping()

template<typename T>
void pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T >::EnableClamping ( bool  enable = true)

Enables (or disables) the interpolation clamping feature.

See also
IsClampingEnabled(), DisableClamping(), SetClampingThreshold()

Definition at line 370 of file LanczosInterpolation.h.

◆ IsClampingEnabled()

template<typename T>
bool pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T >::IsClampingEnabled ( ) const

Returns true iff the interpolation clamping feature has been enabled for this object.

See also
EnableClamping(), ClampingThreshold()

Definition at line 360 of file LanczosInterpolation.h.

◆ operator()()

template<typename T>
double pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T >::operator() ( double  x,
double  y 
) const

Interpolated value at {x,y} location.

x,yCoordinates of the interpolation point (horizontal, vertical).

Implements pcl::BidimensionalInterpolation< T >.

Definition at line 226 of file LanczosInterpolation.h.

◆ SetClampingThreshold()

template<typename T>
void pcl::LanczosInterpolation< T >::SetClampingThreshold ( float  clamp)

Defines a threshold to trigger interpolation clamping.

Lanczos interpolation generates strong undershoot (aka ringing) artifacts when the negative lobes of the interpolation function fall over bright isolated pixels or edges. The clamping mechanism acts by limiting the high-pass component of the interpolation filter selectively to fix these problems.

The specified clamping threshold clamp must be in the [0,1] range. Lower values cause a more aggressive deringing effect. Too strong of a clamping threshold can degrade performance of the Lanczos filter to some degree, since it tends to block its high-pass behavior.

The interpolation clamping feature must be enabled for this threshold to have any effect. See the constructor for this class and the documentation for IsClampingEnabled().
See also
ClampingThreshold(), IsClampingEnabled(), EnableClamping()

Definition at line 418 of file LanczosInterpolation.h.

References pcl::Range().

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