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Automatically Detecting Protruding Objects When Shooting Environmental Portraits

  • Pei-Yu Lo
  • Sheng-Wen Shih
  • Jen-Chang Liu
  • Jen-Shin Hong
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6469)

Abstract

This study proposes techniques for detecting unintentional protruding objects from a subject’s head in environmental portraits. The protruding objects are determined based on the color and edge information of the background regions adjacent to the head regions in an image sequence. The proposed algorithm consists of watershed segmentation and KLT feature tracking model for extracting foreground regions, a ROI (Region of Interest) extracting model based on face detection results, and a protruding object detection model based on the color clusters and edges of the background regions inside the ROI. Experimental evaluations using four test videos with different backgrounds, lighting conditions, and head ornaments show that the average detection rate and false detection rate of the proposed algorithm are 87.40% and 12.11% respectively.

Keywords

Photo Composition Protruding Object Computational Photography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pei-Yu Lo
    • 1
  • Sheng-Wen Shih
    • 1
  • Jen-Chang Liu
    • 1
  • Jen-Shin Hong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Chi Nan UniversityPuliTaiwan

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