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Journal of Information Science and Engineering, Vol. 28 No. 4, pp. 641-654 (July 2012)

Exemplar-Based Image Inpainting Using Color Distribution Analysis*

Research Institute of Automation
East China University of Science and Technology
Shanghai, 200237 P.R. China

This paper proposes a novel exemplar-based inpianting algorithm based upon the color distribution analysis. A novel priority scheme is designed to assign priority and guide the filling-in order, which is a crucial step for the performance of the inpainted results. Color distribution is proposed to determine the confidence of the target patches situated on the boundary of the missing region by measuring the variation of variances of neighboring source patches. Our experiments on the natural images and the comparisons with the representative existing approaches show that our proposed scheme can more robustly assign high priority to the structures and enables the salient structures, to which human visual system is sensitive, to be consistent with the surrounding regions.

Keywords: image inpainting, texture synthesis, completion, color distribution analysis, illumination variation

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Received November 30, 2010; revised February 23, 2011; accepted May 13, 2011.
Communicated by Tyng-Luh Liu.