Context-aware clustering and assessment of photo collections

Dmitry Kuzovkin, Tania Pouli, Rémi Cozot, Olivier Le Meur, Jonathan Kervec, Kadi Bouatouch
2017 Proceedings of the symposium on Computational Aesthetics - CAE '17  
Figure 1 : Our context-aware framework performs the assessment and labeling of images in photo collections by considering image quality in the context of the collection as well as photos captured in the same scene. (a) Extract from a photo collection and visualization of clustering. (b) Photos captured in the same scene and close-ups of image details. (c) Top: image labeling obtained from independent assessment. Bottom: labels assigned after our context-aware adaptation of the independent
more » ... ABSTRACT To ensure that all important moments of an event are represented and that challenging scenes are correctly captured, both amateur and professional photographers often opt for taking large quantities of photographs. As such, they are faced with the tedious task of organizing large collections and selecting the best images among similar variants. Automatic methods assisting with this task are based on independent assessment approaches, evaluating each image apart from other images in the collection. However, the overall quality of photo collections can largely vary due to user skills and other factors. In this work, we explore the possibility of contextaware image quality assessment, where the photo context is de ned using a clustering approach, and statistics of both the extracted context and the entire photo collection are used to guide identi cation of low-quality photos. We demonstrate that our method is able to exibly adapt to the nature of processed albums and to facilitate the task of image selection in diverse scenarios.
doi:10.1145/3092912.3092916 dblp:conf/cae/KuzovkinPCMKB17 fatcat:ht5krtqcljhabm7hvqn7mfi3au