Adding Realism to Photos

by Mick

A recent BBC News article discusses a recent development by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University that enables unwanted portions of photographs to be replaced.

https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6936444.stm

The technique matches segments from the millions of images available on the web, with the photo being edited, to fill holes or add objects providing seamless results.

The process was recently described in papers presented at the recent Siggraph in San Diego

Photo Clip Art - An interactive system for inserting new objects into existing photographs using a vast image-based object library.

and

Scene Completion Using Millions of Photographs - A method for filling holes in images using semantically and structurally similar scenes from a large internet photo library.

Other links to this story include:

https://www.physorg.com/news103287076.html

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-07/cmu-cmr071007.php