Seam merging for image resizing with structure preservation

Kazu Mishiba, Masaaki Ikehara

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    Abstract

    In image resizing process, preserving structure on an image is important to produce plausible results. We proposed seam merging, a seam-carving-based image resizing method, and a new energy criterion for structure preservation. Seam merging reduces the size of an image by merging a two-pixel-width seam into a one-pixel width seam. To find the optimal seam that minimizes structural distortion after merging, we introduce an energy function which has a large value when the merging breaks the structure. We further show the way to find the optimal seam using dynamic programming. Experimental results demonstrate that our proposal algorithm can produce fewer artifacts and successfully preserve structure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2011 - Proceedings
    Pages1001-1004
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 18
    Event36th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2011 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 2011 May 222011 May 27

    Publication series

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

    Other

    Other36th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2011
    CountryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period11/5/2211/5/27

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    Keywords

    • image resizing
    • seam carving
    • structure preserving

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Signal Processing
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Mishiba, K., & Ikehara, M. (2011). Seam merging for image resizing with structure preservation. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2011 - Proceedings (pp. 1001-1004). [5946575] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2011.5946575