4 March 2015 Image completion using image skimming
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This paper is concerned with the problem of image completion where the goal is to fill large missing parts (holes) in an image, video or a scene in a visually-plausible and a computationally-efficient manner. Recently, the literature on hole filling was dominated by exemplar-based (patch-based) filling techniques with a two-stage unified pipeline that starts by building a bag of significant patches (BoSP), and then uses that bag to fill the hole. In this paper, we propose a new framework which addresses the inherent limitations of the state-of-the-art techniques. Our method capitalizes on a newly-developed technique for image skimming, followed by a novel procedure to propagate the constructed skim to within the hole. Experimental results show that our method compares favourably with the state-of-the-art.
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Ahmad Al-Kabbany, Ahmad Al-Kabbany, Eric Dubois, Eric Dubois, "Image completion using image skimming", Proc. SPIE 9410, Visual Information Processing and Communication VI, 94100L (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084988; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2084988
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