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(10) A(x, y) = - without this improvement. This often is the case with(1) Divide the image by the sampling (texture) image. face K02] adaptation toFigureto to grayscale hch [vK02] adaptationgrayscale in [vK02] adaptation grayscale values [vK02]Inadaptation 10, grayscale to constant pixel equivalent (6) Figure covariant Here the vector function A(x, y) = (A1 (x, y), A2 (x, y)) g dient. the example of retouching to remove wrinkles (3),unwrinkled skin produces the8:intermediate image field" extracted from when (4),(11) isLaplaceto Scratch removed image I(x, y). is reconstruction with "guiding I(x, cloning from the This produces the intermediate byas follows: This y). After performingvisual system.A(x, y)aboveavailable in areas of (3), (10) thecovariant same illuminatedalgorithmFigure 7. Method describedto our Afteradaptation of the thethe therelated- gradg After performingabove substitution (3), (4),lighting. Laplace area and defined by (8), (9), we come in After performing above substitution different(4), the Laplace performing the is = only substitution the the sampling above substitution (3), (4), the Laplace area as in describes It to the band have nonzero covariant derivative and describe the pes sensorsgradient.the the retina,M, M, the "guidanceSubstituting inImage gradg(7), g obtain the final form of the s ofof sensors in retina, M, L, of sensors in retina, L, L, M, sensors in the the retina, L, we field" fin Poisson equation [PGB03], g (gradg) · (gradg) Editing perceived in is converted into into (gradg) · (gradg) Laplace equa-section 4. gradconverted thethe the covariant Laplace reconstruction algorithm as follows: ff converted into covariant Laplace equaequation (5) f(5)Laplace ·equation: into 2 covariant Laplace covariant equaequation (5)-(5)converted g + 2 the covariant0. equation - 2 grad · gradg - + equation isis is equa= - g To provide a clean example of= 0.problem, let's try to covariant 2 f le color perception. Adaptaible for color perception. Adaptarfor color perception. Adaptafor color perception. Adaptaff to Eurographics Symposiumg Renderingwe obtain the final form of the gon (7), (2005) g22 sampling (texture) image. submitted g Substituting inf equation the g the shadow area in Figure (1) Divide the image by the ff(x, y) (x, y) tion:tion: covariant Laplace equation: remove the scratch from tion: tion: 5 using I(x, y) = of the patch, (14) I(x, boundary (11) pixel values at the y) = image I(x, y). but the cloned (14) (11) area. This produces the intermediate g(x, y) only source material from the illuminated ation of thethe the M, S) vector lication of of (L, (L,vector vector ltiplication (L, M, S) M, S) plication of the (L, M, S) vector (1) Dividepebbles image easy to spot. There is too(texture) image. the are still by the g(x, y) sampling much variation, too highremoved by covariant cloningin the the fromarea Scratch8:contrast, or dynamic range, y). We see that the covariant Laplace equation is more Figure intermediate image I(x,from "healed" the Scratch This produces the image. Thisremoved by covariant cloningnature of We see that gradg g Laplace equation is more f grad f the covariant (gradg) · (gradg) MS space. Local effects ofof adapS space. Local effects adapLMS space. Local effects adappace. Local effects of of adapthe problem (2) Solveoftheilluminated equation Figure. Methodthe the Laplace equation = 0. -2 · actually very different, from the Laplace - very different, from the Laplace +2 same Laplace as in above is inherent (2) Solveilluminated area area as in Figure 7. in described in complicated, and actually g complicated, and g the Poisson equation (1),f which transfers variations of g f f g2 (x, y) section 4. f f gradg g describing (gradg) (gradg) I(x, y) = ypebeenbeen used in in [Geo05] to vehave used in [Geo05] to toto e have been used [Geo05] have been used in [Geo05] equation.gradincorporates terms interaction(11) It incorporates terms describing ·interaction with without modifying their amplitude even if new brightness(14) equation. · It with 0. f - f = 2 - +2 g(x, y) 2 values are modified to match the surroundings. 5: A A)()( A1 AA) 1 )g ( ( a )(+2Aequation(11)) ) A2g)( 2 )(+ Af+ A= )(+1A+field g. 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