[Bf-committers] GSOC 2013 Proposal

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Mon Apr 15 19:20:52 CEST 2013

Hi Siddharth,

All three proposals are very cool, but quite more suitable for GIMP than for Blender. For GIMP such filters can well live locally as a plugin. In Blender it means to think in the context of tools and usablity. Where would you add this, and how then have users interact?


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
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On 12 Apr, 2013, at 5:25, Siddharth wrote:

> Hi,
> I am currently pursuing MS by Research in the field of computer vision and
> image processing at IIIT- Hyderabad, India. I am interested in working for
> Blender organization this summer in a GSoC project.
> Some of my own ideas:
> a) *Interactive Poisson Image Blending*
> Image editing tasks concern either global changes (color/intensity
> corrections, filters, deformations) or local changes concerned to a
> selection. Here we are interested in achieving local changes, ones that are
> restricted to a region manually selected (ROI), in a seamless and
> effortless manner. The extent of the changes ranges from slight distortions
> to complete replacement by novel content. Examples:Inserting objects, Color
> Transfer, Feature Exchange, Texture Flattening, Local illumination changes,
> etc.
> http://cs.engr.uky.edu/~jacobs/classes/2010_photo/readings/PoissonImageEditing.pdf
> b) *Color2Gray*
> Visually important image features often disappear when color images are
> converted to grayscale. This algorithm reduces such losses by attempting to
> preserve the salient features of the color image. The Color2Gray results
> offer viewers salient information missing from previous grayscale image
> creation methods.
> http://www.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/~leojia/papers/decolorization_iccp12.pdf
> c) *Domain Transform for Edge-Aware Image Processing
> (Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering)*
> The processing involves high-quality edge-preserving filtering of images
> (better than bilateral filter). The filter is applied on several image
> processing tasks including edge-preserving smoothing, Depth-of-field
> effects, stylization, detail enhancement, edge enhancement and pencil/color
> pencil sketch.
> http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/~eslgastal/DomainTransform/Gastal_Oliveira_SIGGRAPH2011_Domain_Transform.pdf
> What are your views about this?
> Best Regards,
> Siddharth
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