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Correlation map analysis between appearances of Japanese facial images and amount of melanin and hemoglobin components in the skin
Author(s): Norimichi Tsumura; Keiji Uetsuki; Nobutoshi Ojima; Yoichi Miyake
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Paper Abstract

Skin color reproduction becomes increasingly important with the recent progress in various imaging systems. In this paper, based on subjective experiments, correlation maps are analyzed between appearance of Japanese facial images and amount of melanin and hemoglobin components in the facial skin. Facial color images were taken by digital still camera. The spatial distributions of melanin and hemoglobin components in the facial color image were separated by independent component analysis of skin colors. The separated components were synthesized to simulate the various facial color images by changing the quantities of the two separated pigments. The synthesized images were evaluated subjectively by comparing with the original facial images. From the analysis of correlation map, we could find the visual or psychological terms that are well related to melanin components influence the appearance of facial color image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4299, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VI, (8 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429496
Show Author Affiliations
Norimichi Tsumura, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Keiji Uetsuki, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Nobutoshi Ojima, Kao Corp. (Japan)
Yoichi Miyake, Chiba Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4299:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VI
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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