Saliency Based Image Cropping

  • Edoardo Ardizzone
  • Alessandro Bruno
  • Giuseppe Mazzola
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8156)


Image cropping is a technique that is used to select the most relevant areas of an image, discarding the useless ones. Handmade selection, especially in case of large photo collections, is a time consuming task. Automatic image cropping techniques may help users, suggesting to them which part of the image is the most relevant, according to specific criteria. We suppose that the most visually salient areas of a photo are also the most relevant ones to the users. In this paper we present an extended version of our previously proposed method, to extract the saliency map of an image, which is based on the analysis of the distribution of the interest points of the image. Three different interest point extraction algorithms are evaluated within an automatic image cropping system, to study the effectiveness of the related saliency maps for this task. We furthermore compared our results with two state of the art saliency detection techniques. Tests have been conducted onto an online available dataset, made of 5000 images which have been manually labeled by 9 users.


Image Cropping Visual Saliency Visual Perception Saliency Map 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edoardo Ardizzone
    • 1
  • Alessandro Bruno
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Mazzola
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, MeccanicaUniversità degli studi di PalermoItaly

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