Evaluating Visual Aesthetics in Photographic Portraiture

  title={Evaluating Visual Aesthetics in Photographic Portraiture},
  author={Shehroz S. Khan and Daniel Vogel},
  booktitle={Computational Aesthetics},
We propose and demonstrate a strategy to quantify aesthetic quality in photographs. Our approach is to develop a small set of classification features by tuning general compositional principles to a targeted image domain where saliency can be better understood. We demonstrate this strategy with photographic portraits of individuals, but it can be extended to other domains. Our technique leverages a refined method of using templates as spatial composition feature look-up tables. Compared to the… CONTINUE READING
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