An Approach to Detect an Image as a Selfie Using Object Recognition Methods

  • Madhuri A. BhalekarEmail author
  • Mangesh V. Bedekar
  • Saba Aslam
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 768)


Selfie is the act of taking self portrait through the front camera of the mobile. By visualizing the captured image one can identify the details regarding the image such as number of objects, location and much more. By the method of object recognition in the image we can identify whether the image taken is a selfie or not. For this we should first segregate both the foreground and background details from an image. From the details of foreground one can identify the object (i.e., the person taking the selfie) and from the background we can tell about the location. Using various object recognition methods such as exhaustive search, segmentation, selective search, Gaussian mixture model the information regarding objects, foreground and background can be detected. And further the value of foreground and background will be compared with a certain threshold value and according to the obtained result can recognized whether an image is a selfie or not. In this paper we are presenting an approach which can be used to detect an image is a selfie.


Object recognition Selfie Exhaustive search Segmentation Selective search Gaussian mixture model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madhuri A. Bhalekar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mangesh V. Bedekar
    • 1
  • Saba Aslam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringMAEER’S Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityPuneIndia

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