An new modified automatic panoramic image stitching model in fabric defect inspecting area

Y. H. Zhang, C. W.M. Yuen, Wai Keung Wong, Chi Wai Kan

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This paper presents some techniques for constructing panoramic image stitching from sequences of images captured by cameras from different angle in garment defects detecting area. The image stitching representation associates a transformation matrix with each input image. In this paper, we formulate stitching as a multi-image matching problem, and use invariant local features to find matches between all of the images. Our method is insensitive to the ordering, orientation, scale and illumination of the input images. It is also insensitive to noise images that are not part of a panorama, and can recognise multiple panoramas in an unordered image dataset. An improved SIFT(Scale Invariant Feature Transform) algorithm was used to locate the feature points in the scanned images targeting at the problem of automatically stitching of textile images which were scanned in divided pieces. RANSAC (random sample consensus) method is proposed to to estimate image transformation parameters and to find a solution that has the best consensus with the data. Techniques for estimating and rening camera focal lengths are also presented. In order to reduce accumulated registration errors, we apply global alignment (block adjustment) to the whole sequence of images, which results in an optimally registered image stitching. A local alignment technique is also developed which warps each image based on the results of pairwise local image registrations to compensate for small amounts of motion parallax introduced by translations of the camera and other unmodeled distortions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Technologies, Automation Systems and Information Technologies in Industry
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2013
Event2013 International Conference on Mechatronic Systems and Materials Application, ICMSMA 2013 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 26 Jun 201327 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


Conference2013 International Conference on Mechatronic Systems and Materials Application, ICMSMA 2013


  • Block adjustment
  • Global alignment
  • Invariant features
  • Local alignment
  • Panoramic image stitching
  • RANSAC (random sample consensus)
  • SIFT(Scale Invariant Feature Transform)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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