Department of Mathematics
A variational method for multiple-image blending
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.
Alternating minimization, energy functional, image blending, variational approach, weighting mask functions
Source Publication Title
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Link to Publisher's Edition
Wang, Wei, and Michael K. Ng. "A variational method for multiple-image blending." IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 21.4 (2012): 1809-1822.