Progressive Histogram Reshaping for Creative Color Transfer and Tone ReproductionTania Pouli, Erik Reinhard, Progressive Histogram Reshaping for Creative Color Transfer and Tone Reproduction. Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering . June 2010. PDF, 8265 Kbytes.
Image manipulation takes many forms. A powerful approach involves image adjustment by example. To make color edits more intuitive, the intelligent transfer of a user-specified target image’s color palette can achieve a multitude of creative effects, provided the user is supplied with a small set of straightforward parameters. We present a novel histogram reshaping technique which allows significantly more control than previous methods. Given that the user is free to chose any image as the target, the process of steering the algorithm becomes artistic. Moreover, we show for the first time that creative tone reproduction can be achieved by matching a high dynamic range image against a low dynamic range target.