An illumination distribution preserved colour substitution algorithm based on dichromatic reflection model

Z. G. Pan, P. Wang, John Haozhong Xin, M. M. Zhang, H. L. Shen

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In this paper, we introduce a novel colour substitution algorithm based on the dichromatic reflection model. We separate the object colour and scene illumination information in the target area of the original image. The object colour was subsequently substituted while keeping the illumination information unchanged. A new method was employed to estimate the object colour. We also developed a set of new parameters to adjust the intensity distribution on the resultant image. Our algorithm is totally automatic and can achieve more realistic effects compared with other colour substitution methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-127
Number of pages7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005


  • Colour constancy
  • Colour substitution
  • Dichromatic reflection model
  • Illumination estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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