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Depth map generation based on scene categories

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Fang-Hsuan Cheng

Chung Hua University, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, No. 707, Sec. 2, WuFu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Yun-Hui Liang

Chung Hua University, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, No. 707, Sec. 2, WuFu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan

J. Electron. Imaging. 18(4), 043006 (November 16, 2009). doi:10.1117/1.3263920
History: Received December 09, 2008; Revised September 22, 2009; Accepted September 25, 2009; Published November 16, 2009; Online November 16, 2009
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Although depth information of a scene is not stored while taking a picture, some depth information is retained in the captured image. A method is proposed for generating the depth map of a single image based on different scene categories. The image is first classified into a category based on color and texture information, and then the depth map of the image is generated according to the different scene categories. The depth map can be used to generate stereo binocular image pairs by left- and right-shifting the original image. Then, the stereoscopic image with three-dimensional (3-D) visual effect can be viewed through a 3-D stereo display. The experiments showed that the proposed method works well, producing a satisfactory stereoscopic effect.

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Fang-Hsuan Cheng and Yun-Hui Liang
"Depth map generation based on scene categories", J. Electron. Imaging. 18(4), 043006 (November 16, 2009). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3263920


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