Object removal by exemplar-based inpainting

  title={Object removal by exemplar-based inpainting},
  author={Antonio Criminisi and Patrick P{\'e}rez and Kentaro Toyama},
  journal={2003 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2003. Proceedings.},
  • A. CriminisiP. PérezK. Toyama
  • Published 18 June 2003
  • Computer Science
  • 2003 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2003. Proceedings.
A new algorithm is proposed for removing large objects from digital images. The challenge is to fill in the hole that is left behind in a visually plausible way. In the past, this problem has been addressed by two classes of algorithms: (i) "texture synthesis" algorithms for generating large image regions from sample textures, and (ii) "inpainting" techniques for filling in small image gaps. The former work well for "textures" - repeating two dimensional patterns with some stochasticity; the… 

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