IEEE Transactions on Image Processing,
vol. 16, no. 7, Jul. 2007, pp. 1807-1820.
In-Camera Automation of Photographic Composition Rules
Brian L. Evans
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Engineering Science Building,
The University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX 78712-1084 USA
Draft of Paper
At the time of image acquisition, professional photographers apply
many rules of thumb to improve the composition of their photographs.
This paper develops a joint optical-digital processing framework for
automating composition rules during image acquisition for photographs
with one main subject.
Within the framework, we automate three photographic composition rules:
repositioning the main subject, making the main subject more prominent,
and making objects that merge with the main subject less prominent.
The idea is to provide to the user alternate pictures obtained by
applying photographic composition rules in addition to the original
picture taken by the user.
The proposed algorithms do not depend on prior knowledge of the
indoor/outdoor setting or scene content.
The proposed algorithms are also designed to be amenable to software
implementation on fixed-point programmable digital signal processors
available in digital still cameras.
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