Film grain rendering code
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Table of Contents
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1 About
2 Overview
3 Requirement
4 Compilation
5 Usage
.. 5.1 Film grain rendering
..... 5.1.1 Description
..... 5.1.2 Test command


1 About
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  Author : Alasdair Newson <alasdairnewson.work@gmail.com>,
		Noura Faraj <noura.faraj@parisdescartes.fr>,
		Bruno Galerne <bruno.galerne@parisdescartes.fr> and
		Julie Delon <julie.delon@parisdescartes.fr>

  Licence : GPL V3+

  Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
  are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
  notice and this notice are preserved.  This file is offered as-is,
  without any warranty.


2 Overview
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  This source code provides an implementation of the film grain rendering algorithm of Newson et al.


	The 'bin/film_grain_rendering_main' program reads a PNG or a TIFF image, and
	renders this image with film grain.

  Only 8bit GRAY PNG images are handled.


3 Requirement
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  The code is written in UTF8 C++, and should compile on any system with
  an UTF8 C++ compiler.

  The libpng and libtiff header and libraries are required on the system
  for compilation and execution. On Linux, just use your package manager
  to install it:
  ┌────
  │ sudo apt-get install libpng
  │ sudo apt-get install libtiff
  └────


  For more information, see [http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html]
  and [http://www.libtiff.org/].


4 Compilation
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  To compile the code, use the provided makefile, with the command 'make'. The
  makefile will produce a program called : 'bin/film_grain_rendering_main'.

  It is possible to compile the program using OpenMP with the command
  'make OMP=1'.

  The 'film_grain_rendering_main' program is used to render an input image with film grain.


5 Usage
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5.1 Film grain rendering
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5.1.1 Description
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  The 'film_grain_synthesis_main' program can be called, for example, in the following manner :
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  │ bin/film_grain_rendering_main input.tiff output.png -r "0.1" -grainSigma "0.0" -filterSigma "0.8" -zoom "2.0" -algorithmID "0" -NmonteCarlo "100"
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  input.tiff : input image. Can be a tiff or png image.
  output.tiff : output, rendered image. A tiff image.
  Parameters [default value]
  -r : average grain radius [0.1]
  -grainSigma : standard deviation of the grain radii, as a percentage of r [0.0]
  -filterSigma : standard deviation (in pixels) of the Gaussian filter applied to the continuous grain model [0.8]
  -zoom : zoom coefficient which increases the resolution of the output image with respect to the input image resolution [1.0]
  -algorithmID : identifier of the algorithm used. Can be equal to 0 (pixel-wise algorithm) or 1 (grain-wise algorithm) [0]
  -NmonteCarlo : number of Monte Carlo simulations [800]

  #Further parameters concerning zoom and resolution. These parameters are to be specified if the user wishes to zoom on a specific region of the input image and only carry out the rendering in this region. In this case, you should also specify the number of pixels in the x and y directions (nX, nY).
  #Note, if the 'zoom' parameter is activated, then the following parameters are ignored, as they may potentially be incompatible with the zoom.

  -nX : number of pixels in the x direction (number of columns). By default, this is set to the same number as in the input image.
  -nY : number of pixels in the y direction (number of rows). By default, this is set to the same number as in the input image.
  -xA : x coordinate of the upper left corner of the rectangle of the region in which the film grain rendering is carried out [0.0]
  -yA : y coordinate of the upper left corner of the rectangle of the region in which the film grain rendering is carried out [0.0]
  -xB : x coordinate of the bottom right corner of the rectangle of the region in which the film grain rendering is carried out [nX]
  -yB : y coordinate of the bottom right corner of the rectangle of the region in which the film grain rendering is carried out [nY]


5.1.2 Test command
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You can test the code using the test image in the 'test' directory. Open a terminal and navigate to the root directory of the film grain rendering code. Then type the following command in the terminal :

./bin/film_grain_rendering_main test/bateau.png bateau_out.png

This should execute without any problems. The result will be saved to the root directory.


6 Bugs Report
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You can report any bug with the github interface :