Abstraction in non-photorealistic rendering reduces the amount of detail, yet non-essential details can improve visual interest and thus make an image more appealing. In this paper, we propose an automatic system for photo manipulation that brightens an image and alters the detail levels. The process first applies an edge-preserving abstraction process to an input image, then uses the residual to reintroduce and exaggerate details in areas near strong edges. At the same time, image regions further from strong edges are brightened. The final result is a lively mixture of abstraction and enhanced detail.

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Keywords Abstraction, Image stylization, Texture indication
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/3092912.3092917
Conference 2017 Symposium on Computational Aesthetics, CAe 2017
Azami, R. (Rosa), & Mould, D. (2017). Detail and color enhancement in photo stylization. In Proceedings - Computational Aesthetics, CAe 2017 - Part of Expressive 2017. doi:10.1145/3092912.3092917