Lens distortion correction using ideal image coordinates

Junhee Park, Seong Chan Byun, Byung Uk Lee

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This paper proposes a fast and simple mapping method for lens distortion correction. Typical correction methods use a distortion model defined on distorted coordinates. They need inverse mapping for distortion correction. Inverse mapping of distortion equations is not trivial; approximation must be taken for real time applications. We propose a distortion model defined on ideal undistorted coordinates, so that we can reduce computation time and maintain the high accuracy. We verify accuracy and efficiency of the proposed method from experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-991
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009


  • Camera calibration
  • Image warping
  • Lens distortion
  • Radial distortion


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