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A shape-preserving approach to image resizing

Zhang, Guo-Xin, Cheng, Ming-Ming, Hu, Shi-Min ORCID: and Martin, Ralph Robert 2009. A shape-preserving approach to image resizing. Computer Graphics Forum 28 (7) , pp. 1897-1906. 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2009.01568.x

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We present a novel image resizing method which attempts to ensure that important local regions undergo a geometric similarity transformation, and at the same time, to preserve image edge structure. To accomplish this, we define handles to describe both local regions and image edges, and assign a weight for each handle based on an importance map for the source image. Inspired by conformal energy, which is widely used in geometry processing, we construct a novel quadratic distortion energy to measure the shape distortion for each handle. The resizing result is obtained by minimizing the weighted sum of the quadratic distortion energies of all handles. Compared to previous methods, our method allows distortion to be diffused better in all directions, and important image edges are well-preserved. The method is efficient, and offers a closed form solution.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computing methodologies [I.4]: Image Processing and Computer Vision—Applications
Publisher: Blackwell
ISSN: 0167-7055
Funders: EPSRC
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 13:30

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