Optimizing Photo Composition
Article first published online: 7 JUN 2010
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Computer Graphics Forum
Volume 29, Issue 2, pages 469–478, May 2010
How to Cite
Liu, L., Chen, R., Wolf, L. and Cohen-Or, D. (2010), Optimizing Photo Composition. Computer Graphics Forum, 29: 469–478. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2009.01616.x
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 7 JUN 2010
- I.3.3 [Computer Graphics]: Picture/Image Generation—Display algorithms
Aesthetic images evoke an emotional response that transcends mere visual appreciation. In this work we develop a novel computational means for evaluating the composition aesthetics of a given image based on measuring several well-grounded composition guidelines. A compound operator of crop-and-retarget is employed to change the relative position of salient regions in the image and thus to modify the composition aesthetics of the image. We propose an optimization method for automatically producing a maximally-aesthetic version of the input image. We validate the performance of the method and show its effectiveness in a variety of experiments.