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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2008
  • pp: 6543–6549

Image-based control of skin translucency

Norimichi Tsumura, Ryoko Usuba, Koichi Takase, Toshiya Nakaguchi, Nobutoshi Ojima, Nobutoshi Komeda, and Yoichi Miyake  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 35, pp. 6543-6549 (2008)

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We propose a method for skin translucency control of facial images. This is one of the important tasks in the reproduction of posters, TV commercials, movies, and so on. As the first step of processing, we extract the component maps of melanin, hemoglobin, and shading from skin color images by using our conventional method. The extracted shading component is controlled to change the translucency of the skin by simple kernel operations for the component. The efficiency for the change of translucency is confirmed by using the images of numerical and optical skin phantoms. The method is also applied into the real skin color image with the consideration of each component, and realistic change of skin translucency was observed from the resultant images synthesized by the proposed method.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(110.7050) Imaging systems : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2008
Published: December 4, 2008

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