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Example-based Image Recoloring in Indoor Environment

Lin, Xianxuan; Wang, Xun; Li, Frederick W.B.; Li, Jinyu; Yang, Bailin; Zhang, Kaili; Wei, Tianxiang

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Xianxuan Lin

Xun Wang

Bailin Yang

Kaili Zhang

Tianxiang Wei


Color structure of a home scene image closely relates to the material properties of its local regions. Existing color migration methods typically fail to fully infer the correlation between the coloring of local home scene regions, leading to a local blur problem. In this paper, we propose a color migration framework for home scene images. It picks the coloring from a template image and transforms such coloring to a home scene image through a simple interaction. Our framework comprises three main parts. First, we carry out an interactive segmentation to divide an image into local regions and extract their corresponding colors. Second, we generate a matching color table by sampling the template image according to the color structure of the original home scene image. Finally, we transform colors from the matching color table to the target home scene image with the boundary transition maintained. Experimental results show that our method can effectively transform the coloring of a scene matching with the color composition of a given natural or interior scenery.


Lin, X., Wang, X., Li, F. W., Li, J., Yang, B., Zhang, K., & Wei, T. (2020). Example-based Image Recoloring in Indoor Environment. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 31(2), Article e1917.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 15, 2019
Online Publication Date Dec 9, 2019
Publication Date Mar 31, 2020
Deposit Date Oct 30, 2019
Publicly Available Date Dec 9, 2020
Journal Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds
Print ISSN 1546-4261
Electronic ISSN 1546-427X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 2
Article Number e1917


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This is the accepted version of the following article: Lin, Xianxuan, Wang, Xun, Li, Frederick W. B., Li, Jinyu, Yang, Bailin, Zhang, Kaili & Wei, Tianxiang (2020). Example-based Image Recoloring in Indoor Environment. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds 31(2): e1917 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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