21 February 2012 Automatic page composition with combined image crop and layout metrics
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Automatic layout algorithms simplify the composition of image-rich documents, but they still require users to have sufficient artistry to supply well cropped and composed imagery. Combining an automatic cropping technology with a document layout system enables better results to be produced faster by less-skilled users. This paper reviews prior work in automatic image cropping and automatic page layout and presents a case for a combined crop and layout technology. We describe one such technology in a system for interactive publication design by amateur self-publishers and show that providing an automatic cropping system with additional information about the layout context can enable it to generate a more appropriate set of ranked crop options for a given image. Furthermore, we show that providing an automatic layout system with sets of ranked crop options for images can enable it to compose more appropriate page layouts.
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Andrew Hunter, Andrew Hunter, Darryl Greig, Darryl Greig, } "Automatic page composition with combined image crop and layout metrics", Proc. SPIE 8302, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World III, 83020K (21 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906900; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.906900
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