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A Look at the Math Behind Image Blurs and Filters


If you enjoy knowing the nitty gritty technical details of how photography technologies work, then you may enjoy the 8-minute video above. Published by Computerphile, it features image analyst Mike Pound of the University of Nottingham explaining the math behind how programs apply blurs and image filters (e.g. Instagram) to photos.

We previously featured videos in which Pound explains how JPEGs handle color and compression and how photo steganography works.