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Investigation of the role of aesthetics in differentiating between photographs taken by amateur and professional photographers
Author(s): Shao-Fu Xue; Qian Lin; Daniel R. Tretter; Seungyon Lee; Zygmunt Pizlo; Jan Allebach
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Paper Abstract

Automatically quantifying the aesthetic appeal of images is an interesting problem in computer science and image processing. In this paper, we incorporate aesthetic properties and convert them into computable image features for classifying photographs taken by amateur and professional photographers. In particular, color histograms, spatial edge distribution, and repetition identification are used as features. Results of experiments on professional and amateur photograph data sets confirm the discriminative power of these features.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8302, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World III, 83020D (21 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914686
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Shao-Fu Xue, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Qian Lin, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Daniel R. Tretter, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Seungyon Lee, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Zygmunt Pizlo, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Jan Allebach, Purdue Univ. (United States)


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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