Author : A. S. Awati 1
Date of Publication :7th February 2017
Abstract: Image inpainting is popularly used to automatically recover the damaged or missing regions in digital images and is used to remove the unwanted objects from images. This paper presents a technique for recovering the curves of damaged regions of digital images using cubic splines. The proposed technique is divided into two steps. In the first step the curved structure of the object in the damaged region is recovered using splines. The user marks a reasonable number of points on the structure of the object around the damaged region. Using these points a spline is constructed and the isophote lines arriving at the contours of the damaged region are interpolated into the damaged regions using that spline. After recovering the structure of the object in the damaged or missing region, in the second step, a fill in process is done to fill in the color information in the damaged region. Any inpainting technique can be used in the second step to fill in the texture information into the damaged region. The proposed algorithm is tested over a large variety of images and has shown excellent results.
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