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Title: Paint and Click: Unified Interactions for Image Boundaries

Image boundaries are a fundamental component of many interactive digital photography techniques, enabling applications such as segmentation, panoramas, and seamless image composition. Interactions for image boundaries often rely on two complementary but separate approaches: editing via painting or clicking constraints. In this work, we provide a novel, unified approach for interactive editing of pairwise image boundaries that combines the ease of painting with the direct control of constraints. Rather than a sequential coupling, this new formulation allows full use of both interactions simultaneously, giving users unprecedented flexibility for fast boundary editing. To enable this new approach, we provide technical advancements. In particular, we detail a reformulation of image boundaries as a problem of finding cycles, expanding and correcting limitations of the previous work. Our new formulation provides boundary solutions for painted regions with performance on par with state-of-the-art specialized, paint-only techniques. In addition, we provide instantaneous exploration of the boundary solution space with user constraints. Finally, we provide examples of common graphics applications impacted by our new approach.
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  1. Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States). Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Inst.
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Journal ID: ISSN 0167-7055
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Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Computer Graphics Forum; Journal Volume: 34; Journal Issue: 2
Research Org:
Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States). Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Inst.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING Visualization, High-performance Computing