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Texture-Preserving Shadow Removal in Color Images Containing Curved Surfaces

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Texture-Preserving Shadow Removal in Color Images Containing Curved Surfaces
Several approaches to shadow removal in color images have been introduced in recent years. Yet these methods fail in removing shadows that are cast on curved surfaces, as well as retaining the original texture of the image in shadow boundaries, known as penumbra regions. In this paper, we propose a novel approach which effectively removes shadows from curved surfaces while retaining the textural information in the penumbra, yielding high quality shadowfree images. Our approach aims at finding scale factors to cancel the effect of shadows, including penumbra regions where illumination changes gradually. Due to the fact that surface geometry is also taken into account when computing the scale factors, our method can handle a wider range of shadow images than current state-of-the-art methods, as demonstrated by several examples.
Eli Arbel, Hagit Hel-Or
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CVPR
Authors Eli Arbel, Hagit Hel-Or
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