Error-diffusion with output-dependent feedback (Fig. 1) is an adaptive halftoning algorithm that creates green-noise binary dither patterns composed of homogeneously distributed minority pixel clusters. Using a single hysteresis parameter h, error-diffusion with output-dependent feedback is a tunable scheme which can regulate the average size of clusters according to the reliability of the printing device.
In this project, we intend to measure the relationships, for a given device, between h and the resulting tone reproduction and detail rendition of the printed image; furthermore, we will examine the relationships between the hysteresis parameter and the filter coefficients ai and bj. This research will provide the foundation for an inter-active device driver that allows the user to control the resulting coarseness of the printed image.