I have two dds files (one is the original (BC1) and the other one is the modified version (also BC1) of the original) and I want to calculate the PSNR for them. I know that first I need to calculate MSE and I assume that I need to use ComputeMSE function
to do that, but I don't know how to use it in my code. Could you provide me with an example to calculate PSNR of two dds files which are BC1 compressed? and how can I see the Texconv command-line for the examples.
Feb 13 at 9:08 PM
Based on reading this formula on
Remember that PSNR is based on MSE and MSE is based on a comparison of something to something else. It's a relative statistic.
I don't have MSE being used by texconv as historically that's not been a usage scenario for it, but you could easily write a little command-line to do it.
Something basically like:
// Load the BC1 images
hr = LoadFromDDSFile( "mybc1A.dds", DDS_FLAGS_NONE, &metadata, bcImage1 );
hr = LoadFromDDSFile( "mybc1B.dds", DDS_FLAGS_NONE, nullptr, bcImage2 );
// Compute MSE between the two images (image is converted to DXGI_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_FLOAT to compute MSE)
float mse, mseV;
hr = ComputeMSE( *bcImage1.GetImage(0,0,0), *bcImage2.GetImage(0,0,0), mse, mseV );
float npixels = float(metadata.width) * float(metadata.height);
// Sum PSNR
if ( mse != 0 )
mse /= npixels;
psnr=10*log10(1.f / mse)