Sketch2Photo: Internet Image Montage

Tao Chen
Ming-Ming Chen
Ping Tan 
Ariel Shamir
Shi-Min Hu
Tsinghua University
National University of Singapore 
The Interdisciplinary Center
Tsinghua University 

Abstract:

We present a system that composes a realistic picture from a simple freehand sketch annotated with text labels. The composed picture is generated by seamlessly stitching several photographs in agreement with the sketch and text labels; these are found by searching the Internet. Although online image search generates many inappropriate results, our system is able to automatically select suitable photographs to generate a high quality composition, using a filtering scheme to exclude undesirable images. We also provide a novel image blending algorithm to allow seamless image composition. Each blending result is given a numeric score, allowing us to find an optimal combination of discovered images. Experimental results show the method is very successful; we also evaluate our system using the results from two user studies.

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System Pipeline

Online Video

Results