Seam carving in wavelet transform domain

Kazu Mishiba, Masaaki Ikehara

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5 Citations (Scopus)


Content aware image resizing technique has become more important with the development of device technology. Although the seam carving method produces high-quality resized images, it requires high computational complexity. In this paper, we propose a faster content-aware image resizing technique. Our method performs seam carving in wavelet transform domain. This approach reduces the computational complexity of image resizing. To avoid breaking in the spatial continuity of an image, our method reduces the image width by scaling a seam width down instead of carving it out. In addition, the decomposition level can be decreased adaptively to avoid distortion. We show our method produces resized images with less distortion and less computational cost than the seam carving method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIP 2011
Subtitle of host publication2011 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event2011 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2011 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 2011 Sept 112011 Sept 14

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880


Other2011 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2011


  • content-aware image resizing
  • seam carving
  • wavelet transform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing


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