Scattered Mosaic Rendering Using Unit Images

Sanghyun Seo, Sungdae Hong


An image mosaic method that can be used when creating advertisements or posters is proposed in this study. Mosaic is a method that expresses an entire image using an arbitrary number of cells. Photomosaic generates new images using a combination of photos. In this paper, we propose a new mosaic algorithm that generates an abstract artistic mosaic image by filling a region that is divided by a boundary using a unit image, which is an image that only has a shape and no allocated color. A unit image can be changed diversely through rotation or shifting, and the corresponding region is filled by using the gradient direction and edge information of the input image. For this, we extract and use information from input image such as color, edge and gradient. In result we can generate various abstractive images which can be used in advertisement and multimedia contents market.


Computer Graphics, Mosaic Rendering, Non-photorealistic Rendering, Photomosaic

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