Seam carving extension: A compression perspective

Nguyen Thi Nhat Anh, Wenxian Yang, Jianfei Cai

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There is an increasing demand on image compression adaptive to different display sizes. However, existing spatial scalable coding only supports dyadic resolutions and is not content-aware. In this paper, we apply the recently developed image resizing algorithm, seam carving, for content-aware multi-size image compression. Our proposed codec encodes an image into a content-aware progressive bitstream that allows decoding into arbitrary display resolution. In addition, seam insertion is incorporated into the proposed framework to improve the performance in low bitrate image transmission applications. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first applicable content-aware multi-size image coding work in literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMM'09 - Proceedings of the 2009 ACM Multimedia Conference, with Co-located Workshops and Symposiums
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781605586083
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventACM International Conference on Multimedia 2009 - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 Oct 200922 Oct 2009
Conference number: 17th


ConferenceACM International Conference on Multimedia 2009
Abbreviated titleMM 2009
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  • Content-based
  • Image compression
  • Image resizing
  • Multi-size

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