History[ edit ] Before Lenna, the first use of a Playboy magazine image to illustrate image processing algorithms was in Lawrence G. Roberts used two cropped 6-bit grayscale facsimile scanned images from Playboy's July issue red light district dusseldorf Playmate Teddi Smith born Delilah Henryin his MIT master's thesis on image dithering.
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Just then, somebody happened to walk in with a recent issue of Playboy. The engineers tore away the top third of the centerfold so they could wrap it around the drum of their Muirhead wirephoto scanner, which they had Hot housewives want real sex West Lancashire with analog-to-digital converters one each for the red, green, and blue channels and a Hewlett Packard minicomputer.
This scan became one of the most used images Hot woman looking hot sex Columbia Falls computer history. To explain Lenna's popularity, David C. Munsoneditor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, noted that it was a good test image because of its detail, flat regions, shading, and texture.
However, he also noted that its popularity was largely because an image of an attractive woman appealed to the males in a male-dominated field. Eileen Kent, VP of new media at Playboy, said, "We decided we should exploit this, because it is a phenomenon.
Ladies seeking nsa North pitcher NewYork 13124 a essay on reasons for the male predominance in computer science, applied mathematician Dianne P. O'Leary wrote: Suggestive pictures used in lectures on image processing For example, it is amazing that the "Lena" pin-up image is still used as an example in courses and published as a test image in journals today.
Inthe Nature Research family of journals announced that they would no longer consider articles using the Lenna image.
On 19 NovemberCode Like a Girl released a film and campaign called Losing Lena,  with the aim of eliminating use of the Lena image in order to encourage more female participation in computing.