In ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2012)
Perspective-Aware Warping for Seamless Stereoscopic Image Cloning
1National Taiwan University
2Academia Sinica
This paper presents a novel technique for seamless stereoscopic image cloning, which performs both shape adjustment and color blending such that the stereoscopic composite is seamless in both the perceived depth and color appearance. The core of the proposed method is an iterative disparity adaptation process which alternates between two steps: disparity estimation, which re-estimates the disparities in the gradient domain so that the disparities are continuous across the boundary of the cloned region; and perspectiveaware warping, which locally re-adjusts the shape and size of the cloned region according to the estimated disparities. This process guarantees not only depth continuity across the boundary but also models local perspective projection in accordance with the disparities, leading to more natural stereoscopic composites. The proposed method allows for easy cloning of objects with intricate silhouettes and vague boundaries because it does not require precise segmentation of the objects. Several challenging cases are demonstrated to show that our method generates more compelling results compared to methods with only global shape adjustment.
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@article{ Luo:2012:SIC,
   author = {Sheng-Jie Luo and I-Chao Shen and Bing-Yu Chen and Wen-Huang Cheng and Yung-Yu Chuang},
   journal = {ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2012)},
   title = {Perspective-Aware Warping for Seamless Stereoscopic Image Cloning},
   year = {2012},
   volume = {31},
   number = {6},
   pages = {182:1--182:8},
   articleno = {182},
   numpages = {8}
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