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Scientists’ New Algorithm That Can Remove Color Distortion From Underwater Images

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Scientists’ New Algorithm That Can Remove Color Distortion From Underwater Images

Distinct from Photoshopping image as it enhances the colors that water absorbs!

Astronauts have been sent up to the Moon to place rovers on Mars, but the Oceans around us remain very much unexplored. Over time, ocean divers and photographers have been missing out on the biological diversity and beauty that await us in the Seven seas.

Realizing this, an Oceanographer identified as Derya Akkaynak with Tali Treibitz, an engineer has developed an Algorithm titled ‘Sea-Thru’. The created Algorithm removes the water from underwater photographs to get all the hues and saturation that you would’ve expected from any professional landscape pictures.

Two Scientists have created a ‘Sea-Thru’ algorithm that alters underwater photos to display true colors

Derya Akkaynak

With Oceans covering about two-thirds of the planet’s surface, it has engineered underwater coral reef photographers to capture washed-out photos without the vibrant yellows and reds that are otherwise expected to be seen.

The Algorithm color corrects the photos to show what marine life would appear like on the surface

Derya Akkaynak

The two scientists, Akkaynak and Treibitz’s algorithm, however, have far-reaching consequences for marine biologists who largely rely on accurate color before classifying and counting species.

Derya Akkaynak
Derya Akkaynak
Derya Akkaynak

With the created Algorithm, biologists can now get their desired as the machines will be able to do their time-taking activities for them. While some individuals were excited about the algorithm, some critics revealed that removing the water from underwater images makes them look bland.

Derya Akkaynak
Derya Akkaynak
Derya Akkaynak

On the other hand, some equally expressed their opinion saying that the algorithm is far from the revolutionary since it entails a basic color correction. Nevertheless, the Sea-Thru algorithm is very distinct from a Photoshopping image as it also enhances the colors that water absorbs.

Derya Akkaynak

Here’s A Video That Explains All About The ‘Sea-Thru’

Derya Akkaynak
Derya Akkaynak

One Of The Scientists Went Into More Detail

And Here’s What People Are Saying About The Algorithm

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