Shadow Removal and Hierarchical Graph Cut

Input Image Output Image
We developed a method to remove the shadow area in an image. We removed the shadow of single image using a hierarchical graph cut which is faster than alpha-expansion method. The users can interactively specify the region where they want to remove the shadow.

Source code
Source code of only the hierarchical graph cut. We can never release the shadow removal software to the public.
Image data
The input images and output images. Only the images taken by Daisuke Miyazaki are included due to the copyright problem. These images can be used for research or educational purpose only. We independently implemented the other author's software, and thus we never guarantee that the output images of other methods, alpha expansion/Ishikawa's method/Finlayson's method/Wu's method, are true; that is, we never guarantee that our implementation is the same as the software developed in the original paper.

Interactive removal of shadows from a single image using hierarchical graph cut
Daisuke Miyazaki, Yasuyuki Matsushita, Katsushi Ikeuchi
IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications (CVA)
vol. 2, pp. 235-252, 2010/9
https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/ipsjtcva
Paper: English
Miyazaki-CVA2010.pdf
http://id.nii.ac.jp/1001/00101523/
Interactive shadow removal from a single image using hierarchical graph cut
Daisuke Miyazaki, Yasuyuki Matsushita, Katsushi Ikeuchi
The Ninth Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV2009)
2009/9/26 (2009/9/23-27)
Grand New World Hotel, Xi'an, China
http://www.accv2009.org/
Paper: English, Presentation: English
Oral Session 6: Image Enhancement & Visual Attention
Miyazaki-ACCV2009.pdf
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12307-8_22
Miyazaki-ACCV2009(compressed).ppt
Miyazaki-ACCV2009(uncompressed).pptx

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