Colorization of Grayscale Image Sequences using Texture Descriptors

Andre Ramos, Franklin Flores

Abstract

Colorization is the process of adding colors to a monochromatic image or video. Usually, the process involves to segment the image in regions of interest and then apply colors to each one, for videos, this process is repeated for each frame, which makes it a tedious and time-consuming job. We propose a new assisted method for video colorization, the user only has to colorize one frame and then the colors are propagated to following frames. The user can intervene at any time to correct eventual errors in the color assignment. The method consists of extract intensity and texture descriptors from the frames and then perform a feature matching to determine the best color for each segment. To reduce computation time and give a better spatial coherence we narrow the area of search and give weights for each feature to emphasize texture descriptors. To give a more natural result we use an optimization algorithm to make the color propagation. Experimental results in several image sequences, compared to others existing methods, demonstrates that the proposed method perform a better colorization with less time and user interference.

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in Harvard Style

Ramos A. and Flores F. (2019). Colorization of Grayscale Image Sequences using Texture Descriptors.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-354-4, pages 303-310. DOI: 10.5220/0007252203030310


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp19,
author={Andre Ramos and Franklin Flores},
title={Colorization of Grayscale Image Sequences using Texture Descriptors},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,},
year={2019},
pages={303-310},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007252203030310},
isbn={978-989-758-354-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,
TI - Colorization of Grayscale Image Sequences using Texture Descriptors
SN - 978-989-758-354-4
AU - Ramos A.
AU - Flores F.
PY - 2019
SP - 303
EP - 310
DO - 10.5220/0007252203030310