An investigation into the creation of a GIMP plugin that performs image segmentation based upon the "GrabCut" method.

Abstract

The intended objective of this project is to create a plugin for the open source graphics program GIMP that will be able to extract the foreground from the background of an image. This plugin will be written primarily based upon the theory discussed in the "GrabCut" paper presented by Rother et al. Extensive use will also be made of the Graph-Cut algorithm discussed by Boykov and Jolly and the border matting technique discussed in the paper by Mortensen and Barrett.

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Conference Papers (peer reviewed)

[1] Matthew Marsh, Shaun Bangay, and Adele Lobb. Implementing the "grabcut" segmentation technique as a plugin for the GIMP. In Afrigraph '06: Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Computer graphics, virtual reality, visualisation and interaction in Africa, pages 171-175, Cape Town, South Africa, January 2006. ACM Press, New York, NY, USA. [PDF] [BibTeX]

Technical Reports

[1] Matthew Marsh. A literature review of image segmentation techniques and matting for the purpose of implementing "grab-cut". Technical Report Literature Review, Virtual Reality Special Interest Group, Computer Science Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, June 2005. [PDF] [BibTeX]

[2] Matthew Marsh. Interactive image segmentation for GIMP - grabcut. Technical Report Poster, Virtual Reality Special Interest Group, Computer Science Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, August 2005. [PDF] [PNG] [BibTeX]

[3] Matthew Marsh. Implementing the "grabcut" segmentation technique as a plug-in for the GIMP. Technical Report Honours Project Report, Virtual Reality Special Interest Group, Computer Science Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, November 2005. [PDF] [BibTeX]

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