Sketch2Photo: Internet Image Montage

by Tao Chen, Cheng Ming Ming, Ping Tan, Ariel Shamir, Shi-Min Hu.

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We present a system that composes a realistic picture from a user provided sketch with text labels. The composed picture is generated by seamlessly stitching several photographs automatically searched from internet according to the sketch and its text labels. While on line image search generates noisy results, our system can automatically select suitable photographs to generate a high quality composition. To achieve this, we first design a ltering scheme to exclude undesirable images from searched results. Then we propose a novel image blending algorithm for seamless image composition. Our blending algorithm returns a numeric score for each blending, which is used to optimize the combination of searched images. Several vivid results are generated in the experiments. We also perform a user study to demonstrate the advantages of our system.