Stopping Criterion during Rendering of Computer-Generated Images Based on SVD-Entropy

The estimation of image quality and noise perception still remains an important issue in various image processing applications. It has also become a hot topic in the field of photo-realistic computer graphics where noise is inherent in the calculation process. Unlike natural-scene images, however, a reference image is not available for computer-generated images. Thus, classic methods to assess noise quantity and stopping criterion during the rendering process are not usable.