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Novel Approach for Image Inpainting


Lokesh Gagnani , KITRC, Kalol, Gujarat, India; Hiral Damor, KITRC, Kalol, Gujarat, India


Patch, Inpainting, Taylor Series, color image processing.


This presents a novel and efficient examplarbased inpainting algorithm through investigating the sparsity of natural image patches. Two novel concepts of sparsity at the patch level are proposed for modeling the patch priority and patch representation, which are two crucial steps for patch propagation in the examplar-based inpainting approach. First, patch structure sparsity is designed to measure the confidence of a patch located at the image structure the sparseness of its nonzero similarities to the neighboring patches. The patch with larger structure sparsity will be assigned higher priority for further inpainting. Second, it is assumed that the patch to be filled can be represented by the sparse linear combination of candidate patches under the local patch consistency constraint in a framework of sparse representation. Compared with the traditional examplar-based inpainting approach, structure sparsity enables better discrimination of structure and texture, and the patch sparse representation forces the newly inpainted regions to be sharp and consistent with the surrounding textures.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV1I10048
Published in: Volume : 1, Issue : 10
Publication Date: 01/01/2014
Page(s): 2253-2255

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