Segmentation of Black-and-White Cartoons

Proceedings of Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, pp. 223-230, 2003
We introduce novel semi-automatic, fast and accurate segmentation technique that allow us to simplify color transfer to the old black and white cartoons produced by classical paper or foil technology, where foreground parts are represented by homogeneous regions with constant grey-scale intensity surrounded by bold dark contours. We assume that original analogue material has been converted to the sequence of digital grey-scale images with PAL resolution suitable for TV broadcasting.