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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2009 vol. 29)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 74-81
Hirofumi Otori , Toyohashi University of Technology
Shigeru Kuriyama , Toyohashi University of Technology
A mobile phone's digital camera can function as a data input device to obtain embedded data by analyzing the pattern of an image code such as a 2D bar code. A new type of image coding uses texture image synthesis. This method first paints a regularly arranged dotted pattern, using colors picked from a texture sample with features corresponding to embedded data. It then camouflages the dotted pattern using the same texture sample while preserving quality comparable to that of existing synthesis techniques. The textured code makes the conventional bar code more aesthetically pleasing and can be used for tagging data onto real texture objects. This method could form the basis for ubiquitous mobile data communication and could lead to new applications of example-based, computer-generated texture images.
texture synthesis, image coding, local binary pattern, data hiding, code detection, computer graphics

S. Kuriyama and H. Otori, "Texture Synthesis for Mobile Data Communications," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 29, no. , pp. 74-81, 2009.
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