Image quilting for texture synthesis and transfer

Abstract

We present a simple image-based method of generating novel visual appearance in which a new image is synthesized by stitching together small patches of existing images. We call this process <i>image quilting</i>. First, we use quilting as a fast and very simple texture synthesis algorithm which produces surprisingly good results for a wide range of textures. Second, we extend the algorithm to perform texture transfer &#8212; rendering an object with a texture taken from a different object. More generally, we demonstrate how an image can be re-rendered in the style of a different image. The method works directly on the images and does not require 3D information.

DOI: 10.1145/383259.383296

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@inproceedings{Efros2001ImageQF, title={Image quilting for texture synthesis and transfer}, author={Alexei A. Efros and William T. Freeman}, booktitle={SIGGRAPH}, year={2001} }