Abhisek Hazra

Submitted Entry for 2015 Competition


Image Enhancer is a desktop application based on Image Processing concepts. A set of basic and complex Image Processing filters are implemented here. Moreover snapshots can be captured using video surveillance camera/webcam attached with the computer.

It enables the end users to modify their pictures in several ways by offering numerous filters and effects through a rich GUI which can be utilized in multiple ways, as per the requirements of the end users. This software was developed using Microsoft Dot Net Framework 4.0 and Visual C#.

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Assessment Criteria

The research question / problem you are trying to answer

Please focus on the clarity and quality of the research question / problem posed:

The basic aim of this software is to incorporate as much as possible digital imaging filters integrated into one place so that the researchers and scientific software developers get benefit from the approach. Also basic image processing researchers can get benefit from this software.

Please explain the ways your idea will showcase British Library digital collections

Please ensure you include details of British Library digital collections you are showcasing (you may use several collections if you wish), a sample can be found at http://labs.bl.uk/Digital+Collections

The idea will showcase British Library digital collections in the forms of multimedia software, or data set.

Please detail the approach(es) / method(s) you are going to use to implement your idea, detailing clearly the research methods / techniques / processes involved

Indicate and describe any research methods / processes / techniques and approaches you are going to use, e.g. text mining, visualisations, statistical analysis etc.

Image processing, Digital Filter, software development.

Please provide evidence of how you / your team have the skills, knowledge and expertise to successfully carry out the project by working with the Labs team

E.g. work you may have done, publications, a list with dates and links (if you have them).

I am the owner of this app " Image Enhancer" which has been recognised in the Open Source Software(OSS) World Challenge 2014 organized by National IT Promotion Agency, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Government of South Korea. This event took place in Seoul.

Also I have written a journal article at " The Journal of Open Research Software", Software Sustainability Institute, University of Edinburgh.

1.Hazra, A 2014. Image Enhancer: A Graphic Editor to Apply Numerous Effects in Digital Image. Journal of Open Research Software 2(1):e31, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jors.bm

Please provide evidence of how you think your idea is achievable on a technical, curatorial and legal basis

Indicate the technical, curatorial and legal aspects of the idea (you may want to check with Labs team before submitting your idea first).

As the Image Enhancer is an open source software(LGPL) , there are plenty of freedom. More digital imaging filters can be added to the open source project for value addition. Unit testing and software engineering documentation can be prepared to contribute to the Open Source community.

Please provide a brief plan of how you will implement your project idea by working with the Labs team

You will be given the opportunity to work on your winning project idea between June 2015 - October 2015.

1. To prepare all software engineering documentation for Image Enhancer.

2. To incorporate more filters for Image Enhancer.

3. To study and analyze the all possible digital imaging filters which can be integrated to Image Enhancer.