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

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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