Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1783.1/3198

Image stitching using structure deformation

Authors Jia, Jiaya
Tang, Chi-Keung
Issue Date 2008
Source IEEE transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence, v. 30, (4), 2008, APR, p. 617-631
Summary The aim of this paper is to achieve seamless image stitching without producing visual artifact caused by severe intensity discrepancy and structure misalignment, given that the input images are roughly aligned or globally registered. Our new approach is based on structure deformation and propagation for achieving the overall consistency in image structure and intensity. The new stitching algorithm, which has found applications in image compositing, image blending, and intensity correction, consists of the following main processes. Depending on the compatibility and distinctiveness of the 2D features detected in the image plane, single or double optimal partitions are computed subject to the constraints of intensity coherence and structure continuity. Afterwards, specific 1D features are detected along the computed optimal partitions from which a set of sparse deformation vectors is derived to encode 1D feature matching between the partitions. These sparse deformation cues are robustly propagated into the input images by solving the associated minimization problem in gradient domain, thus providing a uniform framework for the simultaneous alignment of image structure and intensity. We present results in general image compositing and blending in order to show the effectiveness of our method in producing seamless stitching results from complex input images.
Subjects
ISSN 0162-8828
Rights © 2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
Language English
Format Article
Access View full-text via DOI
View full-text via Web of Science
View full-text via Scopus
Find@HKUST
Files in this item:
File Description Size Format
04359344.pdf 3.7 MB Adobe PDF