A Spatial Post-Processing Algorithm for Images of Night Scenes [chapter]

William Thompson, Peter Shirley, James Ferwerda
2005 Graphics Tools---The jgt Editors' Choice  
The standard technique for making images viewed at daytime lighting levels look like images of night scenes is to use a low overall contrast, low overall brightnesses, desaturation, and to give the image a "blue shift". This paper introduces two other important effects associated with viewing real night scenes: visible noise, and the loss of acuity with little corresponding perceived blur.
doi:10.1201/b10628-39 fatcat:3pdnpnyym5dxvgufkge66rhiby