Reconstructing vectorised photographic images

J W Patterson, C D Taylor, Philip J Willis

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Abstract

We address the problem of representing captured images in the continuous mathematical space more usually associated with certain forms of drawn ('vector') images. Such an image is resolution-independent so can be used as a master for varying resolution-specific formats. We briefly describe the main features of a vectorising codec for photographic images, whose significance is that drawing programs can access images and image components as first-class vector objects. This paper focuses on the problem of rendering from the isochromic contour form of a vectorised image and demonstrates a new fill algorithm which could also be used in drawing generally. The fill method is described in terms of level set diffusion equations for clarity. Finally we show that image warping is both simplified and enhanced in this form and that we can demonstrate real histogram equalisation with genuinely rectangular histograms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCVMP 2009 - The 6th European Conference for Visual Media Production
PublisherIEEE
Pages15-24
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780769538938
ISBN (Print)9781424452576
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event6th European Conference for Visual Media Production, CVMP 2009, November 12, 2009 - November 13, 2009 - London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Mar 2010 → …

Conference

Conference6th European Conference for Visual Media Production, CVMP 2009, November 12, 2009 - November 13, 2009
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityLondon
Period15/03/10 → …

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