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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Mathematics

Title

A variational method for multiple-image blending

Language

English

Abstract

The main aim of this paper is to develop an algorithm for blending of multiple images in the image-stitching process. Our idea is to propose a variational method containing an energy functional to determine both a stitched image and weighting mask functions of multiple input images for image blending. The existence of the solution of the proposed energy functional is shown. We also present an alternative minimizing algorithm to solve the proposed model numerically and show the convergence of this algorithm. Experimental results show that the proposed model works effectively and efficiently and that the proposed method is competitive with the tested existing methods under noisy conditions. © 2011 IEEE.

Keywords

Alternating minimization, energy functional, image blending, variational approach, weighting mask functions

Publication Date

2012

Source Publication Title

IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

Volume

21

Issue

4

Start Page

1809

End Page

1822

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

ISSN (print)

10577149

ISSN (electronic)

19410042

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