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Automatic page composition with combined image crop and layout metrics
Author(s): Andrew Hunter; Darryl Greig
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Paper Abstract

Automatic layout algorithms simplify the composition of image-rich documents, but they still require users to have sufficient artistry to supply well cropped and composed imagery. Combining an automatic cropping technology with a document layout system enables better results to be produced faster by less-skilled users. This paper reviews prior work in automatic image cropping and automatic page layout and presents a case for a combined crop and layout technology. We describe one such technology in a system for interactive publication design by amateur self-publishers and show that providing an automatic cropping system with additional information about the layout context can enable it to generate a more appropriate set of ranked crop options for a given image. Furthermore, we show that providing an automatic layout system with sets of ranked crop options for images can enable it to compose more appropriate page layouts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8302, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World III, 83020K (21 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906900
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew Hunter, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United Kingdom)
Darryl Greig, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8302:
Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World III
Qian Lin; Jan P. Allebach; Zhigang Fan, Editor(s)

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