Improved seam merging for content-aware image resizing

Kazu Mishiba, Masaaki Ikehara, Takeshi Yoshitome

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose an improved seam merging method for content-aware image resizing. This method merges a two-pixelwidth 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 energy terms associated with importance and structure. Our method preserve the main structures by using a cartoon version of the original image when calculating the structure energy. In addition, we introduce a new energy term to suppress the distortion generated by excessive reduction or enlargement in iterated merger or insertion. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can produce satisfactory results in both image reduction and enlargement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-356
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
VolumeE96-D
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb

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Keywords

  • Content-aware image resizing
  • Seam carving
  • Seam merging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Improved seam merging for content-aware image resizing. / Mishiba, Kazu; Ikehara, Masaaki; Yoshitome, Takeshi.

In: IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E96-D, No. 2, 02.2013, p. 349-356.

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Mishiba, Kazu ; Ikehara, Masaaki ; Yoshitome, Takeshi. / Improved seam merging for content-aware image resizing. In: IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems. 2013 ; Vol. E96-D, No. 2. pp. 349-356.
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