The Birmingham Object Lighting Database contains high resolution stereoscopic image pair of objects, surfaces, faces and outdoor scenes photographed under well specified lighting conditions. The aim of the database is to provide a test bed for image processing algorithms. Specifically we are interested in algorithms for extracting intrinsic images, de-lighting, light source estimation and shape from shading. To this end we aim to provide images where the lighting conditions, and surface shapes are known (if possible). We also concentrate on images where shadows fall across changes in texture as these are particularly challenging cases. Images are rendered for the sRGB colour space but with a linear luminance characteristic. Click here for descriptions of the lighting conditions and camera set up, ground truth height maps for the surfaces and MatLab code for converting to different colour spaces. BOLD was funded by the EPSRC. © University of Birmingham 2011, all rights reserved. Images are free for academic use only.
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