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An Image Completion Algorithm Using Occlusion-Free Images from Internet Photo Sharing Sites
Hanieh AMIRSHAHI Satoshi KONDO Koichi ITO Takafumi AOKI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Publication Date: 2008/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Smart Multimedia & Communication Systems)
Category: Image Processing
image completion, image analysis, image composting, image processing, database searching,
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In this paper, we propose an image completion algorithm which takes advantage of the countless number of images available on Internet photo sharing sites to replace occlusions in an input image. The algorithm 1) automatically selects the most suitable images from a database of downloaded images and 2) seamlessly completes the input image using the selected images with minimal user intervention. Experimental results on input images captured at various locations and scene conditions demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed technique in seamlessly reconstructing user-defined occlusions.