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2007 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (2007)
Minneapolis, MN, USA
June 17, 2007 to June 22, 2007
ISBN: 1-4244-1179-3
pp: 1-8
Jian Sun , Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, P.R. China
Jian Sun , Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, P.R. China
Sing Bing Kang , Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA
Zong-Ben Xu , Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, P.R. China
Xiaoou Tang , Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, P.R. China
Heung-Yeung Shum , Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, P.R. China
ABSTRACT
In this paper, we propose a novel approach for foreground layer extraction using flash/no-flash image pairs, which we call flash cut. Flash cut is based on the simple observation that only the foreground is significantly brightened by the flash and the background appearance change is very small, if the background is distant. Changes due to flash, motion, and color information are fused in an MRF framework to produce high quality segmentation results. Flash cut handles some amount of camera shake, and foreground motion, which makes it practical for anyone with a flash-equipped camera to use. We validate our approach on a variety of indoor and outdoor examples.
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CITATION

X. Tang, S. B. Kang, H. Shum, J. Sun, Z. Xu and J. Sun, "Flash Cut: Foreground Extraction with Flash and No-flash Image Pairs," 2007 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition(CVPR), Minneapolis, MN, USA, 2007, pp. 1-8.
doi:10.1109/CVPR.2007.383080
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