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Importance Filtering for Image Retargeting

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Importance Filtering for Image Retargeting
Content-aware image retargeting has attracted a lot of interests recently. The key and most challenging issue for this task is how to balance the tradeoff between preserving the important contents and minimizing the visual distortions on the consistency of the image structure. In this paper we present a novel filtering-based technique to tackle this issue, called ”importance filtering”. Specifically, we first filter the image saliency guided by the image itself to achieve a structure-consistent importance map. We then use the pixel importance as the key constraint to compute the gradient map of pixel shifts from the original resolution to the target. Finally, we integrate the shift gradient across the image using a weighted filter to construct a smooth shift map and render the target image. The weight is again controlled by the pixel importance. The two filtering processes enforce to maintain the structural consistency and yet preserve the important contents in the target i...
Yuanyuan Ding, Jing Xiao
Added 31 Mar 2011
Updated 29 Apr 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CVPR
Authors Yuanyuan Ding, Jing Xiao
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