Patent Number: 8,798,361

Title: Mapping colors of an image

Abstract: A method and system for mapping colors of an image. The method including the steps of: segmenting an image into a plurality of regions, so that pixels in each of the plurality of regions have a characteristic that meets a predetermined similarity; determining an initial contrast between adjacent regions in the plurality of regions; and transforming an initial color of each of the plurality of regions into a target color; where a target contrast between the adjacent regions in the plurality of regions is equal to or greater than the initial contrast or a difference between the target contrast and corresponding initial contrast is less than a predetermined threshold; and where at least one of the steps is carried out by a computer device.

Inventors: Bao; Sheng Hua (Beijing, CN), Chen; Jian (Beijing, CN), Su; Zhong (Beijing, CN), Yang; Xin Ying (Beijing, CN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/34 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018