Patent Number: 8,718,401

Title: Image processing device, method and program

Abstract: An image processing device includes a subject detecting unit detecting a subject on a material image, a working unit performing a working process on the material image such that a region of the subject puts in the block, an image generating unit clipping a subject-including region of the material image so as to have the same form and size as the block and generating a subject-including clipped image and a replacing unit setting one clipped image which is the most similar to the block in terms of color-related characteristics as the replacement image for each block of the production target image and replacing the block by the replacement image to generate a photo-mosaic image.

Inventors: Tokunaga; Nodoka (Tokyo, JP), Murayama; Jun (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/00 (20060101); G06K 9/46 (20060101); G06K 9/54 (20060101); G09G 5/00 (20060101); H04N 9/74 (20060101); G06K 9/66 (20060101); G06K 9/60 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018