Image Mosaics

Adam Finkelstein and Marisa Range
Technical Report: TR-574-98

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We describe a process for creating an image mosaic -- a collection of small images arranged in such a way that when they are seen together from a distance they suggest a larger image. To visually suggest the larger form, the small images are arranged to match a large picture as much as possible, and then their colors are adjusted to better suggest the overall form. Arrangement of the small images may be either manual or automatic. Adjustment of the colors in the small image to further suggest the larger picture is fully automatic and employs a new color correction scheme that generalizes traditional halftoning.


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The work will appear at RIDT'98 in St. Malo, for which the proceedings will be published as follows:

Roger D. Hersch, Jacques André, and Heather Brown (eds.), Electronic Publishing, Artistic Imaging and Digital Typography, Proceedings of the EP'98 and RIDT'98 Conferences, St Malo: March 30 - April 3, 1998, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, number 1375, Springer-Verlag: Heidelberg, 1998.