[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Image inpainting is a technique for estimating missing pixel values in an image by using the pixel value information obtained from neighbor pixels of a missing pixel or the prior knowledge derived from learning the object class. In this paper, we propose a fast and accurate image inpainting method using similarity of the subspace. The proposed method generates the subspace from many images related to the object class in the learning step and estimates the missing pixel values of the input image belonging to the same object class so as to maximize the similarity between the input image and the subspace in the inpainting step. Through a set of experiments, we demonstrate that the proposed method exhibits excellent performance in terms of both inpainting accuracy and computation time compared with conventional algorithms.
18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2011, Brussels, Belgium, September 11-14, 2011; 01/2011