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Issue No. 01 - Jan./Feb. (2018 vol. 38)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 91-108
Lhaylla Crissaff , Universidade Federal Fluminense
Louisa Wood Ruby , The Frick Art Reference Library
Samantha Deutch , The Frick Art Reference Library
R. Luke DuBois , New York University
Juliana Freire , New York University
Claudio Silva , New York University
Art historians have traditionally used physical light boxes to prepare exhibits or curate collections. On a light box, they can place slides or printed images, move the images around at will, group them as desired, and visual-ly compare them. The transition to digital images has rendered this workflow obsolete. Now, art historians lack well-designed, unified interactive software tools that effectively support the operations they perform with physi-cal light boxes. To address this problem, we designed ARIES (ARt Image Exploration Space), an interactive image manipulation system that enables the exploration and organization of fine digital art. The system allows images to be compared in multiple ways, offering dynamic overlays analogous to a physical light box, and sup-porting advanced image comparisons and feature-matching functions, available through computational image processing. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our system to support art historians tasks through real use cases.
art, data visualisation, feature extraction, image matching, interactive systems, software tools

L. Crissaff et al., "ARIES: Enabling Visual Exploration and Organization of Art Image Collections," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 91-108, 2018.
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