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Automatic generation of trimap for image matting
by Sweta Singh; Anand Singh Jalal
International Journal of Machine Intelligence and Sensory Signal Processing (IJMISSP), Vol. 1, No. 3, 2014

 

Abstract: Image matting is a process of extracting a foreground object from an image. Providing trimap is an important challenge of image matting. An attentively created trimap is required to get accurate alpha-matte. Accuracy of trimap-based approach reduces drastically as the trimap becomes thicker and coarser. Providing trimap manually is an exhausting and time consuming task for user. Scribble-based approach solves the problem by reducing user effort but with reduced accuracy. In this paper, we propose an approach to automatically generate trimap. It uses learning-based matting to generate a high quality alpha-matte in less time. It helps in obtaining accurate and fast result without user effort. The experimental results show the automatically generated trimap and alpha-matte are qualitatively and quantitatively better.

Online publication date: Fri, 19-Dec-2014

 

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