Object Removal by Exemplar-Based Inpainting

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Object Removal by Exemplar-Based Inpainting
A new algorithm is proposed for removing large objects from digital images. The challenge is to fill in the hole that is left behind in a visually plausible way. In the past, this problem has been addressed by two classes of algorithms: (i) "texture synthesis" algorithms for generating large image regions from sample textures, and (ii) "inpainting" techniques for filling in small image gaps. The former work well for "textures" ? repeating twodimensional patterns with some stochasticity; the latter focus on linear "structures" which can be thought of as onedimensional patterns, such as lines and object contours. This paper presents a novel and efficient algorithm that combines the advantages of these two approaches. We first note that exemplar-based texture synthesis contains the essential process required to replicate both texture and structure; the success of structure propagation, however, is highly dependent on the order in which the filling ...
Antonio Criminisi, Kentaro Toyama, Patrick P&eacut
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where CVPR
Authors Antonio Criminisi, Kentaro Toyama, Patrick Pérez
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