25 January 2012 A new method for skin color enhancement
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Proceedings Volume 8292, Color Imaging XVII: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications; 82920K (2012); doi: 10.1117/12.907438
Event: IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2012, Burlingame, California, United States
Abstract
Skin tone is the most important color category in memory colors. Reproducing it pleasingly is an important factor in photographic color reproduction. Moving skin colors toward their preferred skin color center improves the skin color preference on photographic color reproduction. Two key factors to successfully enhance skin colors are: a method to detect original skin colors effectively even if they are shifted far away from the regular skin color region, and a method to morph skin colors toward a preferred skin color region properly without introducing artifacts. A method for skin color enhancement presented by the authors in the same conference last year applies a static skin color model for skin color detection, which may miss to detect skin colors that are far away from regular skin tones. In this paper, a new method using the combination of face detection and statistical skin color modeling is proposed to effectively detect skin pixels and to enhance skin colors more effectively.
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Huanzhao Zeng, Ronnier Luo, "A new method for skin color enhancement", Proc. SPIE 8292, Color Imaging XVII: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 82920K (25 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.907438; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.907438
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Skin

Image enhancement

Color centers

Facial recognition systems

Image processing

Color reproduction

Mahalanobis distance

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