1 April 2011 Color harmonization for images
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J. of Electronic Imaging, 20(2), 023001 (2011). doi:10.1117/1.3574097
Color harmonization is an artistic technique to adjust a set of colors in order to enhance their visual harmony so that they are aesthetically pleasing in terms of human visual perception. We present a new color harmonization method that treats the harmonization as a function optimization. For a given image, we derive a cost function based on the observation that pixels in a small window that have similar unharmonic hues should be harmonized with similar harmonic hues. By minimizing the cost function, we get a harmonized image in which the spatial coherence is preserved. A new matching function is proposed to select the best matching harmonic schemes, and a new component-based preharmonization strategy is proposed to preserve the hue distribution of the harmonized images. Our approach overcomes several shortcomings of the existing color harmonization methods. We test our algorithm with a variety of images to demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach.
Zhen Tang, Zhenjiang Miao, Yanli Wan, Zhifei Wang, "Color harmonization for images," Journal of Electronic Imaging 20(2), 023001 (1 April 2011). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3574097

Image segmentation

Spatial coherence

Image processing


Image processing algorithms and systems

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