“Shadow removal from a real picture” by Baba and Asada

  • ©Masashi Baba and Naoki Asada




    Shadow removal from a real picture



    Since shadows in a real picture imply the geometric constraint between lights, objects and viewpoint, the augmented reality using the picture should include the consistent shadows with the real situation. This paper proposes a method to remove shadows from a real picture based on the RGB color space analysis and shows experimental results of actual shadow removal and virtual shadow addition.


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