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Image Fusion on Coloured and Gray Scale Multi Focus Images by using Hybrid DWT-DCT

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Mamta Sharma, Sarika Khandelwal

Mamta Sharma and Sarika Khandelwal. Image Fusion on Coloured and Gray Scale Multi Focus Images by using Hybrid DWT-DCT. International Journal of Computer Applications 152(9):30-34, October 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Mamta Sharma and Sarika Khandelwal},
	title = {Image Fusion on Coloured and Gray Scale Multi Focus Images by using Hybrid DWT-DCT},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2016},
	volume = {152},
	number = {9},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {30-34},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016911861},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Any piece of information is meaningful only when it is able to convey the content about it. The clarity and quality of information is important. Image Fusion is a technique to improve the quality and quantity of information from a set of images. By the process of image fusion the more information from each of the given images is combining together to generate a resultant image whose quality is maximum to any of the input images.

We proposed a Hybrid DWT-DCT method to fuse multi focus images. In this technique we convert the image data from spatial domain to transform domain.. Then decompose the transform data into four parts that is LL, LH, HL, HH part. This decomposition Process again applies in LL part at two levels. After this three level decomposition we combine the input image data by applying average method using DCT and get fused data. This data are in transform domain again convert to spatial domain by applying IDCT and IDWT method and get final fused image with better visual Quality. After getting the result of fused image we compare the quality measure parameters of different technique like PCA, DCT, average pixel, maximum pixel, minimum pixel, HDWT method to hybrid DWT-DCT method. And conclude that the PSNR value and Entropy of fused image have better result as compare to other techniques. Due to this the fused image has better visual Quality as well as more informative data would contain in fused image.


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Multi focus image, Fused Image, PSNR, Entropy, DWT, DCT, PCA, HDWT, Hybrid DWT-DCT