A Geodesic-Preserving Method for Image Warping

Dongping Li, Kaiming He, Jian Sun, Kun Zhou; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015, pp. 213-221


The manipulation of panoramic/wide-angle images is usually achieved via image warping. Though various techniques have been developed for preserving shapes and straight lines for warping, these are not sufficient for panoramic/wide-angle images. The image projections will turn the straight lines into curved "geodesic lines", and it is fundamentally impossible to keep all these lines straight. In this work, we propose a geodesic-preserving method for content-aware image warping. An energy term is introduced to preserve the geodesic appearance of the geodesic lines, and can be used with shape-preserving terms. Our method is demonstrated in various applications, including rectangling panoramas, resizing panoramic/wide-angle images, and wide-angle image manipulation. An extension to ellipse preservation for general images is also presented.

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author = {Li, Dongping and He, Kaiming and Sun, Jian and Zhou, Kun},
title = {A Geodesic-Preserving Method for Image Warping},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2015}