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Shadow removal from textured images
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Paper Abstract

Shadows and shadings are typical natural phenomena, which can often be found in images and videos acquired under strong directional lighting, such as those taken outdoors on a sunny day. Unfortunately, shadows can cause many difficulties in image processing and vision-related tasks, such like image segmentation and object recognition. Therefore, shadow removal is needed for improving the performance of these image understanding tasks. We present a new shadow removal algorithm for real textured color images. The algorithm is based on the statistical property of textures in images. The experimental results on real-world data are shown to demonstrate this algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7307, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VI, 73070P (28 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818983
Show Author Affiliations
Qiang He, Mississippi Valley State Univ. (United States)
Chee-Hung Henry Chu, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7307:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VI
Daniel J. Henry, Editor(s)

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