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We introduce the concept of perceptually meaningful image editing and present two techniques for manipulating the apparent depth of objects in an image. The user loads an image, selects an object and specifies whether the object should appear closer or further away. The system automatically determines target values for the object and/or background that achieve the desired depth change. These depth editing operations, based on techniques used by traditional artists, manipulate either the luminance or color temperature of different regions of the image. By performing blending in the gradient domain and reconstruction with a Poisson solver, the appearance of false edges is minimized. The results of a preliminary user study, designed to evaluate the effectiveness of these techniques, are also presented.
Bailey, Reynold J. and Grimm, Cindy, "Perceptually Meaningful Image Editing: Depth" Report Number: WUCSE-2006-11 (2006). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.