ESPL Synthetic Image DatabaseProf. Brian L. Evans
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX USA
Ms. Debarati Kundu
The images are mainly chosen from popular video games and animation movies. Some video games which are considered are multiplayer role playing games (for example, War of Warcraft, MegaGlest), first person shooter games (such as Counter Strike), bike and car racing games, and games with more realistic content, such as FIFA. Some of the animation movies, from which the images were collected are, The Lion King, the Tinkerbell series , Avatar, The Beauty and the Beast, Monster series, Ratatouille, the Cars series etc.
Care has been taken to provide as varied a range of interest as possible, by incorporating both natural and non-photorealistic renderings of human figures, man- made objects, fantasy figures like fairies, and monsters, close up shots, wide angle shots, images showing both high and low degrees of color saturation, background textures with no foreground object.
In addition to the pristine images, we have considered some distortions, in order to simulate the artifacts introduced to the image while rendering, or transmission over a network. Each image has been degraded using five levels of each type of distortion, ranging from just visible artifacts, to the artifacts which are visible to a large extent.
Some of the distortions considered are:
A description of the synthetic image database and a statistical analysis of the images contained therein are available in .
Please click here to download the database. Please contact Debarati Kundu to request the password of the zipped archive. In the e-mail message, please mention your name, affiliation, and intended use of the database.
The images were primarily collected from publicly available wallpaper websites, such as www.hdwallpap.com and www.lbc9.com. The database also includes two images from the 'Fairy Forest' sequence, found in Utah 3D Animation Repository.
All images are copyright of their rightful owners, and the authors do not claim ownership. No copyright infringement is intended. The database is meant to be used strictly for non-profit educational purposes. To report an image or request its immediate removal, please copy the image URL from your browser, and email it to us, indicating your real name and contact information.
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