Palette-based photo recoloring

Huiwen Chang, Ohad Fried, Yiming Liu, Stephen DiVerdi, Adam Finkelstein

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Abstract

Image editing applications offer a wide array of tools for color manipulation. Some of these tools are easy to understand but offer a limited range of expressiveness. Other more powerful tools are time consuming for experts and inscrutable to novices. Researchers have described a variety of more sophisticated methods but these are typically not interactive, which is crucial for creative exploration. This paper introduces a simple, intuitive and interactive tool that allows non-experts to recolor an image by editing a color palette. This system is comprised of several components: a GUI that is easy to learn and understand, an efficient algorithm for creating a color palette from an image, and a novel color transfer algorithm that recolors the image based on a user-modified palette. We evaluate our approach via a user study, showing that it is faster and easier to use than two alternatives, and allows untrained users to achieve results comparable to those of experts using professional software. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number139
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 27 2015
EventACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2015Aug 13 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Keywords

  • Color transformation
  • Palette
  • Photo recoloring

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