Image resizing using improved seam merging

Kazu Mishiba, Masaaki Ikehara

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose the improved seam merging method for content-aware image resizing. This method merges a two-pixel-width seam element into one new pixel in image reduction and inserts a new pixel between the two pixels in image enlargement. To preserve important contents and structure, our method uses importance and structure energies. Using the cartoon image of an original image for calculation of structure energy, our method can preserve main structure. In addition, we introduce new energy to suppress distortion generated by excessive reduction or enlargement in the iterative merging or inserting. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can produce satisfactory results in both image reduction and enlargement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2012 - Proceedings
    Pages1261-1264
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 23
    Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
    Duration: 2012 Mar 252012 Mar 30

    Publication series

    NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
    ISSN (Print)1520-6149

    Other

    Other2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2012
    CountryJapan
    CityKyoto
    Period12/3/2512/3/30

    Keywords

    • content-aware image resizing
    • seam carving
    • seam merging

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Signal Processing
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Mishiba, K., & Ikehara, M. (2012). Image resizing using improved seam merging. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2012 - Proceedings (pp. 1261-1264). [6288118] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2012.6288118