Color Features Performance Comparison for Image Retrieval

  • Daniele Borghesani
  • Costantino Grana
  • Rita Cucchiara
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5716)


This paper proposes a comparison of color features for image retrieval. In particular the UCID image database has been employed to compare the retrieval capabilities of different color descriptors. The set of descriptors comprises global and spatially related features, and the tests show that HSV based global features provide the best performance at varying brightness and contrast settings.


color features HSV image retrieval feature comparison 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniele Borghesani
    • 1
  • Costantino Grana
    • 1
  • Rita Cucchiara
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’InformazioneUniversità degli Studi di Modena e Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly

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