Joint Affine and Illumination Estimation Using Scale Manipulation Features

  • Kobi Bentolila
  • Joseph M. Francos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5716)


We present a novel image transform called Scale Manipulation Features (SMF). The transform calculates affine invariant features of objects in a global manner and avoids using any sort of edge detection. The transform can be used for registration of affine transformed images in the presence of non homogenous illumination changes and for estimation of the illumination changes. The computational load of the method is relatively low since it is linear in the data size. In this paper we introduce the transform and demonstrate its applications for illumination compensation and for object registration in the presence of an affine geometric transformation and varying illumination.


Geometric distortion Affine invariance Illumination invariance Affine invariant features image transform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kobi Bentolila
    • 1
  • Joseph M. Francos
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentBen-Gurion UniversityBeer ShevaIsrael

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