Neural network used in Energy Function of Content-aware Image Resizing method to preserve skin color region
Seam Carving is a content-aware image resizing method capable of modifying the width or height of pictures. Such an algorithm applies an energy function to evaluate the importance of each pixel in the image. In exceptional cases, such as images that contain people, the method frequently presents deformation of objects due to the energy function not being able to detect a person. In this context, this paper presents a modification of the energy function used in seam carving by employing a neural network which can detect human skin patterns. Such a modification aims at better-preserving people in images. The experiments show that the proposed method achieves superior performance in terms of visual quality through qualitative indexes compared to the original algorithm.
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