Improvement of photo composition by partitioned cartesian resizing of images

Xiaoyu Fu, Kohei Inoue, Kiichi Urahama

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We present a simple method for improving photo composition based on the rule of thirds using a Cartesian resizing technique to vary the width and height of images while preserving the shape of principal objects. First, salient objects are extracted from an input image, which is then partitioned into nine rectangles. These rectangles are resized and recombined to form an image where the salient objects are moved to intersections of trisection lines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1960-1963
Number of pages4
JournalKyokai Joho Imeji Zasshi/Journal of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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