JP2008304800A - Image processing method, image display device and program - Google Patents

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JP2008304800A
JP2008304800A JP2007153311A JP2007153311A JP2008304800A JP 2008304800 A JP2008304800 A JP 2008304800A JP 2007153311 A JP2007153311 A JP 2007153311A JP 2007153311 A JP2007153311 A JP 2007153311A JP 2008304800 A JP2008304800 A JP 2008304800A
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To correct image data so that a phenomenon where adjacent pixels on a display screen affect each other can be reduced and an easy-to-see image having improved contrast and sharpness can be displayed. <P>SOLUTION: An image processing part 20 receives image data being a display object through an input image data storage part 10, sets the respective pixels of the image data as pixels to be corrected, obtains a correction amount based on a ratio of the pixels to be corrected to reference pixels present around the pixels to be corrected and getting involved in the display of the pixels to be corrected, and corrects the pixel values of the pixels to be corrected based on the obtained correction amount to generate output image data to be displayed. The ratio of the pixels to be corrected to the reference pixels present around the pixels to be corrected and getting involved in the display of the pixels to be corrected is created as a pixel profile beforehand, and the pixel profile has been stored in a pixel profile storage part 30. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2009,JPO&INPIT

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  The present invention relates to an image processing method suitable for an image display device such as a projector, a projection display, or a head-mounted display, in which adjacent pixels on the display surface affect each other, and an image display device and a program to which the image processing method is applied.

  Projection-type image display device that uses an image display element that spatially modulates illumination light based on image data and emits it as image light, and displays the image light emitted from the image display element on a screen through an optical system In the image display element, each pixel is displayed in a range clearly divided for each pixel. However, in order to enlarge and project it on the screen, it is necessary to project through various optical systems. However, each time an optical component such as a lens or a filter is passed through, aberration is generated, thereby affecting adjacent pixels outside the original pixel display range. In addition, the characteristics of light from the light source to the image display element and the characteristics of receiving image light from the light source of the image display element to emit image light also affect adjacent pixels outside the display range of the original pixel. May occur. In the case where the influence on adjacent pixels is limited to a very narrow range, the influence can be prevented by providing a black matrix between the pixels of the image display element. It will decline. This reduction in the light use efficiency cannot be ignored as the affected range becomes wider. Therefore, it is not practical to use a large black matrix, and it can be used only when the affected range is narrow.

  In such a case, conventionally, edge enhancement processing for enhancing high frequency components such as edges and details has been performed. Edge enhancement processing is known as a method for sharpening blurred images (such as unsharp masking processing), but it can cope with differences in the effects of pixel profiles (light quantity distribution in the display area where pixels are displayed). However, the improvement effect is limited, and when the degree of processing increases, the image quality may be deteriorated.

  Further, as described in Patent Document 1, there is a method of sharpening an image by performing edge enhancement processing on achromatic parts such as characters. However, if the entire screen is affected by the pixel values of the surrounding pixels, the entire image will be blurred. Therefore, edge enhancement of only parts such as specific characters will cause other images such as natural images to be blurred. As a result, the image quality improvement effect is limited.

  On the other hand, as described in Patent Document 2, one frame of image data is divided into a plurality of subframes of image data, pixel shift is performed, and time-division display is performed. A projection-type image display device that realizes display is known. In this type of image display device, when the display range of the original pixel is larger than the display range of the pixel of the display resolution, the display of other pixels is performed. This has affected the image, causing blurring and blurring of the image, and a decrease in contrast. FIG. 16 shows an example in which vertical and horizontal ½ pitch pixel shifts are performed, and each display is performed with a double resolution. The size of the pixels to be displayed is within the square range of the circle 1, but one of the image display elements. Since the range displayed by the pixels is the range a indicated by shading, the display of the surrounding pixels is greatly affected, and blurring and blurring of the image, a decrease in contrast, and the like occur. For this reason, in Patent Document 1, when the characteristic of the liquid crystal lens array is a convex lens such that the light emitted from the liquid crystal cell of the image display element is parallel to the optical axis of the projection optical system, the optical path is parallel. By providing an optical element that forms a concave lens array that returns light, the display range of the original pixel matches the display range of the pixel with the display resolution. Accurate control to match and installation of optical elements is difficult and expensive.

Japanese Patent No. 2746918 JP 2003-228072 A

  In an image display device in which adjacent pixels influence each other on the display surface, the present invention reduces the influence on display due to the overlapping of adjacent pixels, and displays an easy-to-view image with improved contrast and sharpness. Another object is to provide an image processing method that can be performed, an image display device to which the image processing method is applied, and a computer program.

  Specifically, in the present invention, a projection-type image display device that displays an image through an optical system, for example, one frame of image data is divided into a plurality of subframes of image data, and pixel shift is performed for time division display. Thus, in a projection-type image display device that realizes display at a resolution higher than the resolution of the display element, the display of pixels affects the display of other pixels by correcting the image data prior to output for display. The present invention provides an image processing method and an image display apparatus to which the image processing method is applied to display an image that is easier to view by reducing the blurring of the image caused by the image and the reduction in contrast and the like. For the purpose.

  According to the first aspect of the present invention, image data to be displayed is input, each pixel is set as a correction target pixel, and correction is performed based on the ratio of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels involved in the display of the correction target pixel. An amount is obtained, and the pixel value of the correction target pixel is corrected by the correction amount and output.

  According to a second aspect of the present invention, in the image processing method according to the first aspect, the correction amount is obtained by multiplying each pixel by a ratio of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels involved in the display of the correction target pixel. Thus, the difference between the total value and the pixel value of the correction target pixel is multiplied by a predetermined value α.

  According to a third aspect of the present invention, in the image processing method according to the first or second aspect, the ratio of the correction target pixel and its surrounding reference pixels involved in the display of the correction target pixel includes the correction target pixel and the surrounding area. For the reference pixel, a pixel profile representing a value obtained by dividing the amount of light displayed in the display area of the correction target pixel by the amount of light of the entire display area of the correction target pixel is used.

  According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, in the image processing method according to the third aspect, the pixel profile uses one representative pixel profile.

  A fifth aspect of the present invention is the image processing method according to the third aspect, wherein the pixel profile uses a different pixel profile for each area of the display screen.

  According to a sixth aspect of the present invention, in the image processing method according to the second aspect, the value of α is set to a predetermined constant.

  The invention according to claim 7 is the image processing method according to claim 2, wherein the value of α is set according to a degree of coincidence between pixel values of the correction target pixel and surrounding reference pixels. To do.

  According to an eighth aspect of the present invention, in the image processing method according to the seventh aspect, when the degree of coincidence is high, the value of α is decreased, and when the degree of coincidence is low, the value of α is increased. It is characterized by.

  A ninth aspect of the invention is characterized by an image display apparatus that implements the image processing method according to any one of the first to eighth aspects.

  A tenth aspect of the invention is characterized by a program for causing a computer to execute the image processing method according to any one of the first to eighth aspects.

  According to the first aspect of the present invention, by correcting the input image data of the display object using the correction value based on the ratio of the correction object pixel and the surrounding reference pixels related to the display of the correction object pixel, It is possible to generate output image data that displays an easy-to-see image with improved contrast and sharpness by reducing the influence of overlapping display.

  In the invention of claim 2, the correction amount obtained based on the ratio of the correction target pixel and each reference pixel related to the display area of the correction target pixel is weighted by the predetermined value α, and the display target input image data By performing this correction, it is possible to generate output image data that displays an easy-to-view image with reduced influence on display due to overlapping according to the actual situation and improved contrast and clarity.

  According to a third aspect of the present invention, the ratio of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels to the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels is related to the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels. By using a predetermined pixel profile that is obtained by dividing the amount of light displayed by the amount of light in the entire display area of the pixel to be corrected, the processing can be simplified, and correction according to the actual situation can be performed to display by overlapping The image data for displaying an image close to the original image data can be generated at low cost.

  According to the fourth aspect of the present invention, the output image data for displaying an image close to the original image data can be generated at a low cost without any trouble by using the pixel profile as one representative pixel profile.

  According to the invention of claim 5, by using a different pixel profile for each area of the display screen, it is possible to perform correction according to the actual situation on the entire screen and reduce the influence on the display due to overlapping, and an image close to the original image data Can be generated.

  According to the sixth aspect of the present invention, by making the weighting of the correction amount constant, the processing can be simplified, and output image data that displays an easy-to-view image with improved contrast and sharpness can be generated at low cost. .

  According to the seventh and eighth aspects of the invention, the weighting of the correction amount is made variable in accordance with the degree of coincidence (number of types of pixel values) between the correction target pixel and each reference pixel. For example, when the degree of coincidence is high Can be adjusted depending on the type of image (text, natural image, figure, etc.) and the situation, and contrast and sharpness that do not depend on the type of image. It is possible to generate output image data that displays an easy-to-view image with improved image quality.

  According to the ninth aspect of the present invention, it is possible to provide an image display device that reduces the phenomenon in which adjacent pixels on the display surface affect each other and displays an easy-to-see image with improved contrast and sharpness.

  In the invention of claim 10, a suitable program can be provided by being mounted on an image display device in which adjacent pixels on the display surface influence each other.

  Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. The light amount distribution in the display area where the pixels are displayed is referred to as a pixel profile.

  FIG. 1 shows a functional block diagram of the present embodiment. FIG. 1 generally includes a computer device, and the image processing unit 20 realizes its processing functions based on a CPU, a program, and the like. For the input image data storage unit 10, the pixel profile storage unit 30, and the output image data storage unit 40, RAM and other arbitrary memories are used. The pixel profile storage unit 30 stores a pixel profile. A specific example of the pixel profile will be described later.

  The input image data is temporarily stored in the input image data storage unit 10 in units of pixels, lines, frames, and the like, and sequentially sent to the image processing unit 20. For the input image data sent from the input image data storage unit 10, the image processing unit 20 sets the pixel as a correction target pixel for each pixel, corrects the pixel value of the correction target pixel, and outputs output image data. Generate. Specifically, the image processing unit 20 refers to the pixel profile stored in the pixel profile storage unit 30 to determine the ratio of the correction target pixel and the surrounding pixels (reference pixels) involved in the display of the correction target pixel. In addition, correction processing is performed on the pixel value of the correction target pixel. The output image data corrected by the image processing unit 20 is stored in the output image data storage unit 40 and then sent to the display unit 50 for display. The display unit 50, for example, as described in Patent Document 2, divides one frame of image data into image data into a plurality of subframes, and realizes a display having a resolution higher than the resolution of the image display element by time division. Such as a display device.

  Hereinafter, the pixel profile in the pixel profile storage unit 30 and the correction process in the image processing unit 20 will be described in detail.

  As described above, in a projection-type image display device that displays an image through an optical system, the image display element displays each pixel in a clearly delimited range for each pixel. As a result, the range in which pixels are displayed is expanded, and the range of other pixels is affected. In particular, in a projection-type image display apparatus that divides image data of one frame to be displayed into image data of a plurality of sub-frames and realizes display at a resolution higher than the resolution of the display element by time division, the pixel display range has a low resolution Since it remains in the display range of the display element, it becomes larger than the display range of the pixels of the display resolution, and the display of other pixels has a great influence on the display. FIG. 16 shows an example of a pixel shifted in two vertical and horizontal directions and a display range. If the display pixel area has a low resolution, the pixels overlap.

  FIG. 2 is a diagram showing the positional relationship between the correction target pixel and the reference pixel. X22 is the correction target pixel, and X11, X21, X31, X12, X32, X13, X23, and X33 are reference pixels. FIG. 3 is a diagram showing the distribution (pixel profile) of light quantity when displaying 3 × 3 pixels and the central pixel. From the pixel profile of FIG. 3, it can be seen that the display of the center pixel affects the display area of other pixels. In other words, the light quantity of other pixels (reference pixels) around the center pixel (correction target pixel) is affected.

  FIG. 4 is an example of a pixel profile, and a11 to a33 in FIG. 4A indicate the ratio of the light amount of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels that affects the display of the correction target pixel. b) shows a specific example of a11 to a33. The values of a11 to a33 in FIG. 4B indicate the amount of light for displaying each pixel X11 to X33 in the display area of the correction target pixel when the correction target pixel X22 is displayed. The value divided by. A pixel profile as shown in FIG. 2B is created in advance and stored in the pixel profile storage unit 30.

In FIG. 2, when displaying an X22 pixel (correction target pixel), X11 is a11, X21 is a21, X31 is a31, X12 is a12, X32 is a32, X13 is a13, X23 is a23, and X33 is a33. The X22 is reflected on the display by the amount of light a22. That is, the values of the pixels displayed in the area of X22 are the ratio of the amount of light displayed in X22 of X11 to X33 to a11 to a33, and X11 to X33 are pixel values.
Q = a11 · X11 + a21 · X21 + a31 · X31
+ A12 / X12 + a22 / X22 + a32 / X32
+ A13 * X13 + a23 * X23 + a33 * X33 (1)
It becomes. Since this value Q is different from the original pixel value of X22, it causes blurring of the display image. Therefore, in order to reduce the blur of the display image, the difference (influence) is fed back to the original pixel value as a correction amount.

That is, if Q1 is the corrected pixel value of X22,
Q1 = X22 + α (X22−Q) (2)
And Here, α represents a weighting coefficient of the correction amount (X22-Q), and is a variable or a predetermined constant. According to Expression (2), the pixel value displayed in the pixel area of X22 approaches the original image data, and output image data that displays an easy-to-see image with improved contrast can be generated.

  FIG. 5 shows a processing flowchart of the image processing unit 20 of FIG. In this embodiment, α in equation (2) is a predetermined constant (for example, α = 1). The pixel profile storage unit 30 stores one typical pixel profile (for example, FIG. 4B).

  The image processing unit 20 sequentially acquires the pixel value of the correction target pixel X22 and the pixel values of the surrounding reference pixels X11, X21, X31, X12, X32, X13, X23, and X33 (steps 101 and 102). Then, a pixel profile (for example, FIG. 4B) is read from the pixel profile storage unit 30 (step 103), and a Q value is calculated by equation (1) based on the pixel profile (step 104). Next, assuming that α is constant (for example, α = 1), Q1 is calculated by Equation (2) to correct the pixel value of the correction target pixel X22 (step 105).

  The image processing unit 20 generates image output data by repeating the processing of steps 101 to 105 until there is no input image data (step 106).

  FIG. 11 shows the original image, and FIG. 12 shows that the pixel profile of FIG. 4B is applied to the original image to calculate the equation (1), and the pixel of interest is displayed in the ratio of the pixel profile to display the target pixel. And it is a simulation image in the case where the light quantity of pixels of different circumferences has an influence. FIG. 12 shows that the image is deteriorated (blurred) compared to the original image of FIG.

  On the other hand, FIG. 13 calculates the formula (1) by applying the pixel profile of FIG. 4B to the original image of FIG. 11 and further calculates the formula (2) with α = 1 and performs the correction process. It is a simulation image in the case of. It can be seen that the image of FIG. 13 has reduced image degradation and improved contrast compared to the image of FIG. Of course, the value of α is not limited to 1. In particular, the value of α is the reciprocal of the rate at which the image data of the correction target pixel contributes to the display of the correction target pixel (α = 2.5 in the example of FIG. 4B). Is obtained.

  Usually, due to optical factors, the pixel profile is not uniform across the displayed screen. In view of this, in the present embodiment, the optimum correction processing is realized on the entire screen by calculating the equations (1) and (2) using different pixel profiles corresponding to the display position or display area of the screen. Is. The α value in Expression (2) is set to a predetermined constant (for example, α = 1) as in the first embodiment. FIG. 6 shows an example of the correspondence between the screen area and the pixel profile used in the area.

  A processing flowchart example of the present embodiment is shown in FIG. The hardware configuration is the same as in FIG. 1, but the pixel profile storage unit 30 stores a plurality of pixel profiles corresponding to the screen area as shown in FIG. 6.

  For the input image data, the image processing unit 20 sequentially acquires the pixel value of the correction target pixel X22 and the pixel values of the surrounding reference pixels X11, X21, X31, X12, X32, X13, X23, and X33 (step). 201, 202). Then, a pixel profile corresponding to the correction target pixel position is read out from the pixel profile storage unit 30 based on the position (coordinates) of the correction target pixel X22 (step 203), and the Q value is calculated by the equation (1) based on the pixel profile. Is calculated (step 204). Next, assuming that α is constant (for example, α = 1), Q1 is calculated by Equation (2) to correct the pixel value of the correction target pixel X22 (step 205).

  The image processing unit 20 generates output image data by repeating the processing of steps 201 to 205 until there is no input image data (step 206).

  According to this embodiment, it is possible to perform optimal correction processing in accordance with the actual situation on the entire screen, reduce the influence of display due to overlap of pixel display, and display an image close to the original image with improved contrast Output image data to be generated can be generated.

  In this embodiment, the α value of Expression (2) is used as a variable, and is variably set according to the degree of coincidence (number of types of pixel values) of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels. Specifically, when the degree of coincidence is high, the value of α is decreased, and when the degree of coincidence is low, the value of α is increased.

  FIG. 8 shows a functional block diagram of the present embodiment. Similar to FIG. 1 above, FIG. 8 is generally configured by a computer device, and the image processing unit 20 and the coincidence degree determination unit 60 realize processing functions based on a CPU, a program, and the like. For the input image data storage unit 10, the pixel profile / variable storage unit 35, and the output image data storage unit 40, RAM and other arbitrary memories are used. In the case of the present embodiment, the pixel profile / variable storage unit 35, in addition to the pixel profile (for example, FIG. 4B), the degree of coincidence (pixel value type) of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels. Α value corresponding to the number of A specific example of the α value will be described later.

  The input image data is temporarily stored in the input image data storage unit 10 in units of pixels, lines, frames, etc., and sequentially sent to the coincidence degree determination unit 60. The coincidence determination unit 60 sets the pixel value of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels as the correction target pixel for each pixel of the input image data sent from the input image data storage unit 10. The degree of coincidence is determined, and the pixel values of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels and the determination result of the degree of coincidence are sequentially sent to the image processing unit 20. The image processing unit 20 reads the image profile and the α value corresponding to the determination result of the coincidence degree from the pixel profile / variable storage unit 35, and the correction target pixel passed from the coincidence degree determination unit 60 and the surrounding reference pixels. The pixel value of the correction target pixel is corrected based on the pixel value, the image profile, and the α value. The output image data corrected by the image processing unit 20 is stored in the output image data storage unit 40 and then sent to the display unit 50 for display. As in the first embodiment, the display unit 50 divides one frame of image data into a plurality of subframes of image data, for example, as described in Patent Document 2, and exceeds the resolution of the image display element by time division. It is a projection type image display device that realizes display.

  FIG. 9 shows an example of the correspondence between the degree of coincidence (number of types of pixel values) between the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels and the α value. In Expression (2), when the value of α is the reciprocal of the ratio that the image data of the correction target pixel contributes to the display of the correction target pixel, a moderate effect can be obtained in a natural image or the like. However, a text image having a small number of pixel values at the boundary of an image such as a character or a graphic has a portion where the image quality deteriorates, such as a pseudo contour. For this reason, the value of α needs to consider the type of image. FIG. 9 shows that the pixel profile is as shown in FIG. 4B, and the value of α is corrected from 0 based on the degree of coincidence (number of types of pixel values) of a total of nine pixels of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels. In this example, the image data of the target pixel is assigned up to 2.5 which is the reciprocal of the ratio (40%) contributing to the display of the correction target pixel. Here, the degree of coincidence and the number of types of pixel values have an inverse relationship.

  FIG. 10 shows a process flowchart of the coincidence degree determination unit 60 and the image processing unit 20 of FIG. Here, in the pixel profile / variable storage unit 35, the pixel profile shown in FIG. 4B and the degree of coincidence of the pixel value of the correction target pixel shown in FIG. Number) and α value correspondence relationship (correspondence table or the like) is stored.

  The coincidence determination unit 60 sequentially acquires the pixel value of the correction target pixel X22 and the pixel values of the surrounding reference pixels X11, X21, X31, X12, X32, X13, X23, and X33 in the input image data. (Steps 301 and 302), the degree of coincidence of the pixel values of these nine pixels is determined (Step 303). The determination result takes a value of 1 to 9 according to the number of types of pixel values of 9 pixels. For example, if all nine pixel values are the same, the determination result is 1 (the matching degree is maximum), and if all are different, the determination result is 9 (the matching degree is the lowest). The matching degree determination unit 60 sequentially determines the pixel values of the correction target pixel X22 and the surrounding reference pixels X11, X21, X31, X12, X32, X13, X23, and X33, and the determination result of the matching degree, as an image processing unit. Send to 20.

  The image processing unit 20 reads the pixel profile (here, FIG. 4B) from the pixel profile / variable storage unit 35 (step 304), and the correction target pixel X22 given from the coincidence degree determination unit 60 and its surrounding reference pixels. Based on the pixel values of X11, X21, X31, X12, X32, X13, X23, and X33, and the pixel profile, the Q value is calculated by Equation (1) (step 305). Next, the image processing unit 20 reads the α value corresponding to the determination result of the matching level given from the matching level determination unit 60 from the pixel profile / variable storage unit 35 (step 306), and uses the α value to formula ( Q1 is calculated by 2), and the pixel value of the correction target pixel X22 is corrected (step 307). In the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 9, the value of α is small when the degree of coincidence is high, and the value of α is large when the degree of coincidence is low.

  Thereafter, the processing in steps 301 to 307 is repeated until there is no input image data (step 308), and output image data in which the pixel values of the correction target pixels are sequentially corrected is generated.

  14 applies the pixel profile of FIG. 4B to the original image of FIG. 11, and the value of α is the reciprocal of the ratio (40%) that the image data of the correction target pixel contributes to the display of the correction target pixel. It is a simulation image when correction processing is performed as 2.5. In the natural image portion on the left side of this image, the image is clearer than the image (α = 1) in FIG. 13, and an appropriate correction effect is obtained. However, a pseudo contour is generated in the text image on the right side of the image, and the image is deteriorated.

  FIG. 15 also applies the pixel profile of FIG. 4B to the original image of FIG. 11, and the value of α matches the value of a total of nine pixels of the correction target pixel and its surrounding reference pixels as shown in FIG. A simulation image in which correction processing is performed by assigning from 0 to 2.5, which is the reciprocal of the ratio that the image data of the correction target pixel contributes to the display of the correction target pixel, depending on the degree (number of types of pixel values) is there. The image in FIG. 15 is clearer than the image in FIG. 13 (α = 1). Further, compared to the image of FIG. 14 (α = 2.5), the text image portion on the right side of the screen shows no image quality deterioration such as a pseudo contour, and the image is appropriately clear.

  Thus, in this embodiment, when the degree of matching between the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixel is high, the value of α is decreased, and when the degree of matching is low, the value of α is increased. By performing correction processing according to the type of image, it is possible to generate output image data that displays an easy-to-view image with improved contrast and clarity regardless of the type of image.

  In the present embodiment as well, different pixel profiles (for example, FIG. 6) corresponding to the display position or display area of the screen can be used as in the second embodiment. As a result, an image close to the original image data can be displayed on the entire screen.

  Here, part or all of the processing functions in the apparatus configuration shown in FIG. 1 or FIG. 8 can be configured by a computer program, and the program can be executed using the computer to realize the present invention, or Needless to say, the processing procedures shown in FIG. 5, FIG. 7 and FIG. 10 can be configured by a computer program, and the program can be executed by the computer. In addition, a computer-readable recording medium such as an FD, MO, ROM, memory card, CD, or the like is stored in the computer. In addition, the program can be recorded and stored on a DVD, a removable disk, etc., and the program can be distributed through a network such as the Internet.

The functional block diagram of the 1st and 2nd Example of this invention. The figure which shows the positional relationship of a correction object pixel and a reference pixel. The figure which shows an example of the light quantity distribution at the time of the display of 3x3 pixel and its center pixel. The figure which shows an example of a pixel profile. The figure which shows the process flowchart of 1st Example of this invention. The figure which shows an example of the pixel profile used in the 2nd Example of this invention. The figure which shows the process flowchart of 2nd Example of this invention. The functional block diagram of the 3rd Example of this invention. The figure which shows the example of a correspondence with the pixel value coincidence of 9 pixels of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels and the value of the variable α. The figure which shows the process flowchart of 3rd Example of this invention. The figure which shows an example of an original image. The figure which shows the simulation image at the time of applying Formula (1) on the conditions of FIG.4 (b) about the original image of FIG. The figure which shows the simulation image at the time of applying the 1st Example of this invention to (alpha) = 1 about the original image of FIG. The figure which shows the simulation image at the time of applying the 1st Example of this invention as (alpha) = 2.5 about the original image of FIG. The figure which shows the simulation image at the time of applying the 3rd Example of this invention with respect to the original image of FIG. 11 ((alpha) = 0-2.5). The figure which shows an example of the pixel and display range which are shifted to 2 vertical and horizontal directions.

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 10 Input image data memory | storage part 20 Image processing part 30 Pixel profile memory | storage part 35 Pixel profile and variable memory | storage part 40 Output image data memory | storage part 50 Display part 60 Matching degree determination part

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  1.   The image data to be displayed is input, each pixel is set as a correction target pixel, a correction amount is obtained based on the ratio of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels involved in the display of the correction target pixel, and the correction amount An image processing method comprising: correcting and outputting a pixel value of the correction target pixel.
  2.   The correction amount is a predetermined difference between a value obtained by multiplying each pixel by the ratio of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels involved in the display of the correction target pixel and the pixel value of the correction target pixel. The image processing method according to claim 1, wherein a value obtained by multiplying the value α is used.
  3.   The ratio of the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels that are involved in the display of the correction target pixel is the amount of light that is displayed in the correction target pixel display area for the correction target pixel and the surrounding reference pixels. 3. The image processing method according to claim 1, wherein a pixel profile representing a value divided by the light amount of the entire display area of the correction target pixel is used.
  4.   The image processing method according to claim 3, wherein one representative pixel profile is used as the pixel profile.
  5.   The image processing method according to claim 3, wherein the pixel profile uses a different pixel profile for each area of the display screen.
  6.   The image processing method according to claim 2, wherein the value of α is set to a predetermined arbitrary constant.
  7.   The image processing method according to claim 2, wherein the value of α is set in accordance with a degree of coincidence between pixel values of the correction target pixel and surrounding reference pixels.
  8.   The image processing method according to claim 7, wherein when the degree of coincidence is high, the value of α is decreased, and when the degree of coincidence is low, the value of α is increased.
  9.   An image display device, wherein the image processing method according to claim 1 is performed.
  10.   The program for making a computer perform the image processing method of any one of Claims 1 thru | or 8.
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