W. Wang, Z. Li and S. Wu, "Color Contrast-Preserving Decolorization," in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 27, no. 11, pp. 5464-5474, Nov. 2018. doi: 10.1109/TIP.2018.2855424
Decolorization is to convert a color image into a gray scale image while preserve image features such as salient structure and chrominance contrast. The sign of the color contrast is crucial for the decolorization algorithm and is usually determined in existing works by giving a strictly defined color order or two-mode weak order. In this paper, a fast computation on color order is achieved via a simple global mapping which is
introduced in a linear parametric model using an extended structure transfer filter. The values of the parameters are obtained via an elegant approximation method. A local decolorization algorithm is finally designed on the basis of the global linear mapping so that both color and spatial information are preserved robustly and accurately. Experimental results show that the proposed decolorization algorithms obtain a good performance
among existing quality metrics for the decolorization. In addition, the proposed global decolorization algorithm is friendly to mobile devices with the limited computational resource.