There is a growing demand of image processing in diverse application areas,
such as multimedia computing, secured image data communication, biomedical
imaging, biometrics, remote sensing, texture understanding, pattern recognition,
content-based image retrieval, compression, and so on. As a result, it
has become extremely important to provide a fresh look at the contents of an
introductory book on image processing. We attempted to introduce some of
these recent developments, while retaining the classical ones....