ISSN : 1796-217X
Volume : 3    Issue : 8    Date : November 2008

Exemplar-based Image Inpainting base on Structure Construction
Jason C. Hung, Chun-Hong Hwang, Yi-Chun Liao, Nick C. Tang, and Ta-Jen Chen
Page(s): 57-64
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Image inpainting technique is that repairs damaged area or remove areas in an image. In order to
deal with this kind of problems, not only a robust image inpainting algorithm should be used,
technique of structure generation is also needs to adopt in inpainting procedure. In this paper, we
extend an exemplar-based image inpainting method by incorporating Bézier curves to construct
missing edge information. Before we apply our inpainting procedure to a damaged image, mean
shift segmentation is used to extract contours of each region. After the structure information of an
image is determined, destroyed contours will be connected in curve fitting process and damaged
regions will be inpainted by using exemplar-based inpainting method. The experimental results
show that our proposed method could deal with several kinds of pictures well.

Index Terms
Image Inpainting, Color segmentation, Bézier curves, Mean Shift Segmentation