Content-based Image Retrieval System

We introduce image retrieval methods based on the strokes produced by stochastic paintbrush rendering of image(SPT). SPT simulates the painting process with sequential strokes at decreasing scale of brush-sizes. Features extracted from strokes represent not only the painting's information in the color space, but in the spacial space as well. These methods are tested on a image database containing 510 images of various kinds.

images in database(download)

samples of SPT results

retrieval results



Zoltan Kato OR Ji Xiaowen