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Automatic color scheme picker for document templates based on image analysis and dual problem

Obrador, Pere

HPL-2006-10

Keyword(s): document palette; image indexing and retrieval

Abstract: This paper presents two complementary methods to help in the area of document creation where the document includes color templates (banners, clipart, logos, etc.) as well as photographs. The problems that are being addressed are: - given a photograph that a document needs to be built around, extract a good palette of colors that harmonize with the selected photograph, which may be used to generate the color template; The images are segmented with a color based morphological approach, which identifies regions with a dominant color. Based on the morphology of such “color” regions, and the other color objects in the template the scheme will pick a set of possible color harmonies (affine, complementary, split complementary, triadic) for such color elements within the document based on the combined morphology image- document. If the image is changed in the future the color scheme could be changed automatically. - given a document color template, identify from a collection of images the best set that will harmonize with it. The document color template is analyzed in the same way as above, and the results are used to query an image database in order to pick a set of images that will harmonize the best with such a color scheme. Notes: Copyright 2006 SPIE. Published in and presented at the SPIE Conference on Digital Publishing, 16-17 January 2006, San Jose, CA, USA

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