Visual quality of color images is an important aspect in various applications of digital image processing and multimedia. A large number of visual quality metrics (indices) has been proposed recently. In order to assess their reliability, several databases of color images with various sets of distortions have been exploited. Here we present a new database called TID2013 that contains a larger number of images. Compared to its predecessor TID2008, seven new types and one more level of distortions are included. The need for considering these new types of distortions is briefly described. Besides, preliminary results of experiments with a large number of volunteers for determining the mean opinion score (MOS) are presented. Spearman and Kendall rank order correlation factors between MOS and a set of popular metrics are calculated and presented. Their analysis shows that adequateness of the existing metrics is worth improving. Special attention is to be paid to accounting for color information and observers focus of attention to locally active areas in images
Ponomarenko, N., Ieremeiev, O., Lukin, V., Egiazarian, K., Jin, L., Astola, J., et al. (2013). Color Image Database TID 2013: peculiarities and preliminary results. In Proc. of the European Workshop on Visual Information Processing (EUVIP), Paris, France, 10-12 Giugno, 2013..