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We present a non-photorealistic algorithm for <i>retargeting</i> large images to small size displays, particularly on mobile devices. This method adapts large images so that important objects in the image are still recognizable when displayed at a lower target resolution. Existing image manipulation techniques such as cropping works well for images(More)
There are many image retrieval systems today. These systems, however, are difficult to use in outdoors. In this paper, we propose an image retrieval system of flowers that can be used for mobile computing environment. When we use this system, first we photograph a flower with a digital camera, put the flower image in a personal digital assistant (PDA) and(More)
A picture is one of important research subjects to make our life spiritually rich. Most studies on pictures, however, only propose some substitute functions of actual drawing or painting materials. There is no system that evaluates pictures drawn by users and gives advice about them. We propose a learning support system of beginner's pencil drawing that is(More)
A picture is one of important research subjects in order to make our life spiritually rich. Most studies on pictures, however, only propose some substitute functions of actual drawing or painting materials. There is no system that evaluates pictures drawn by users and gives advice about them. We propose a learning support system for basic techniques in(More)
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