Inpainting large missing regions based on Seam Carving

Al-Jaberi, Ahmed A and Jassim, Sabah A. and Al-Jawad, Naseer (2018) Inpainting large missing regions based on Seam Carving. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, 5 (16). ISSN 2410-0218

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Inpainting techniques are developed to recover missing image information. Existing inpainting approaches are: Partial Differential Equations Based Inpainting (PDE-BI) and Exemplar-Based Inpainting (EBI). PDE-BI methods used to fill in the missing information via information propagation from neighbouring areas. However, it can only reconstruct successfully small missing regions that are surrounded by limited texture. However, EBI methods are used to recover large regions with richly-textured/structured areas around them, moreover, artefacts are likely to occur. This paper proposes a technique to reduce the missing region size based on seam carving approach, which enables EBI and PDE-BI to recover the missing part. In our proposal, seam carving is used to reduce only the size of the missing region, to be subsequently recovered using EBI method. The added extra paths resulting from the added seams is repaired using PDE-BI. This method outperformed the state-of-art EBI methods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seam carving, Exemplar-based inpainting, Partial Differential Equation-Based Inpainting methods, Energy function
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Naseer Al-Jawad
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 09:30
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 09:30

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