Thursday, October 8, 2009

PhotoSketch

From a rough sketch with annotations, an algorithm finds photographs available on the internet to construct composite images. "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."
Here it is on VIMEO:

PhotoSketch: Internet Image Montage from Tao Chen on Vimeo.


It was one of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 papers