Distancecut: Interactive segmentation and matting of images and videos


Journal Article

An interactive algorithm for soft segmentation and matting of natural Images and videos is presented in this paper. The technique follows and extends [10], where the user first roughly scribbles/labels different regions of interest, and from them the whole data is automatically segmented. The segmentation and alpha matte are obtained from the fast, linear complexity, computation of weighted distances to the user-provided scribbles. These weighted distances assign probabilities to each labeled class for every pixel. The weights are derived from models of the image regions obtained from the user provided scribbles via kernel density estimation. The matting results follow from combining this density and the computed weighted distances. We present the underlying framework and examples showing the capability of the algorithm to segment and compute alpha mattes, in interactive real time, for difficult natural data. © 2007 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Xue, B; Guillermo, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 /

Start / End Page

  • 249 - 252

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1522-4880

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ICIP.2007.4379139

Citation Source

  • Scopus