An investigation of the illumination effects on pilling evaluation

Bin Jie Xin, Jinlian Hu

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In this paper, a study of the illumination effects on the objective evaluation of fabric pilling was conducted for the purpose of optimization and validation of image analysis methods. A simple theoretical reflectance model of fabric surface with pills was presented in the consideration of its pill height, its pill width, and the incidence angle of illumination. Our investigation shows that the bi-directional illumination can achieve a better imaging result than one-side illumination, and it is reasonable to evaluate fabric pilling based on image analysis and template matching method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-204
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Donghua University (English Edition)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Fabric pilling
  • Illumination
  • Image analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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