Methods for Image Processing

a.a. 2018/19 (academic year 2018/19)

Information on the course


The admission to the oral exam is granted only scoring at least 9 (out of 18) in the written exam. The oral exam is positively passed scoring at least 6 (out of 15). The exam is positively passed scoring at least 18 (out of 33) as the sum of the score of written and oral exam.

Both the two exams have to be passed in the same session. Usually, the oral is in the same day of the written exam, but, when the number of participants is large, it can be postponed in the following days.

The final grade will result as the sum of the scores of all the parts (written and oral).

To take part to the written exam, it is compulsory to enroll through the university information system, accessible from the SIFA terminals or from a personal computer through Internet (foreign students may ask to the students secretariat). Enrollment must be fulfilled within 3 workdays before the exam session date (e.g., if the exam is on Monday, enrollment have to take place up to the Wednesday of the week before the exam). If case of problems in fulfilling the enrollment, it is compulsory to contact by phone or email the students secretariat or the teacher within the enrollment term. No exceptions are allowed to the enrollment obligation within the term scheduled by the University and above described.

Note: To be admitted to the exams, an academic identity document is required. Students have to bring a blue or black pen (and possibly also a spare one). This is the only permitted material. Books, computer, and other devices (e.g., cell phones) are not admitted. Paper and scratch paper will be provided at the beginning of the exam (a pen, instead will not provided, so students have to bring it - and possibly also a spare one).


The list of the topics covered during the course is reported here.

Exam sessions calendar

First session (January) Thursday 17 Jan. 2019 h. 10:30 room 209 - Celoria
Second session (February) Wednesday 13 Feb. 2019 h. 10:30 room 209 - Celoria

Note: The reported dates tend to be right, but they could be out-of-date: please, always check they match with the official dates reported on the teaching site and on the SIFA (terminal or online).

Course materials


The course adopts as textbook one of the most worldwide used educational books on image processing:

The textbook has a reference site with additional material: In particular, on this site the errata-corrige of the textbook can be found (check it before starting to study!).


double page topic additional material
(pdf) Course introduction (01/10/2018)
(pdf) Introduction to the image processing (01/10/2018)
(pdf) Vision (03/10/2018) additional reading
(pdf) Acquisition and representation of images (03-08/10/2018) additional reading
(pdf) Topological structure of images (10/10/2018)
(pdf) Intensity transformations (10-15/10/2018) additional reading
(pdf) Histogram equalization (15-17/10/2018)
(pdf) Spatial filtering (17-22/10/2018)
(pdf) Sharpening spatial filtering (24/10/2018)
(pdf) Fourier transform (05-07/11/2018)
(pdf) Fourier transform of images (12-14/11/2018)
(pdf) Filtering in the frequency domain (19/11/2018)
(pdf) Color image processing (19/11/2018)
(pdf) Morphology (05/12/2018)
(pdf) Advanced morphological processing (10/12/2018)
(pdf) Edge detection (10-12/12/2018)
(pdf) Image segmentation (12-17/12/2018)
(pdf) Image compression (17/12/2018)

Recorded lessons

Lessons are recorded to help those students that cannot attend to some lessons, but the material is provided as is: it is not intended to substitute the partecipation to the lessons and it is not suited as an online course.
You can also find the recordings of the last years' lessons: Link to the recorded lessons

Control questions

An extended set of control questions is reported in the Written exam questions section.

Matlab laboratory activities

Laboratory activities

Course assessment examples

Example 1 of written exam (academic year 2018/19)

Written exam questions

Questions used for the written exam (subject to frequent update)

Course assessment results

Results of the 17 Jan 2019 written exam

Useful links

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