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Taking satisfactory photos under dim lighting conditions using a hand-held camera is challenging. If the camera is set to a long exposure time, the image is blurred due to camera shake. On the other hand, the image is dark and noisy if it is taken with a short exposure time but with a high camera gain. By combining information extracted from both blurred(More)
ÐThe determination of camera position and orientation from known correspondences of 3D reference points and their images is known as pose estimation in computer vision and space resection in photogrammetry. It is well-known that from three corresponding points there are at most four algebraic solutions. Less appears to be known about the cases of four and(More)
Ringing is the most disturbing artifact in the image deconvolution. In this paper, we present a progressive inter-scale and intra-scale non-blind image deconvolution approach that significantly reduces ringing. Our approach is built on a novel edge-preserving deconvolution algorithm called <i>bilateral Richardson-Lucy (BRL)</i> which uses a large spatial(More)
We propose an automatic approach to generate street-side 3D photo-realistic models from images captured along the streets at ground level. We first develop a multi-view semantic segmentation method that recognizes and segments each image at pixel level into semantically meaningful areas, each labeled with a specific object class, such as building, sky,(More)
| There are three projective invariants of a set of six points in general position in space. It is well known that these invariants cannot be recovered from one image, however an invariant relationship does exist between space invariants and image invariants. This invariant relationship is rst derived for a single image. Then this invariant relationship is(More)
Face recognition is a focused issue in pattern recognition over the past decades. In this paper, we have proposed a new scheme for face recognition using 3D information. In this scheme, the scattered 3D point cloud is first represented with a regular mesh using hierarchical mesh fitting. Then the local shape variation information is extracted to(More)