Image quilting for texture synthesis and transfer


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

Extracted Key Phrases

6 Figures and Tables

Citations per Year

1,973 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 1,973 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Cite this paper

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