image completion, panorama, street views, structure-rectifying warp
This paper considers panorama images used for street views. Their viewing angle of 360∘ causes pixels at the top and bottom to appear stretched and warped. Although current image completion algorithms work well, they cannot be directly used in the presence of such distortions found in panoramas of street views. We thus propose a novel approach to complete such 360∘ panoramas using optimization-based projection to deal with distortions. Experimental results show that our approach is efficient and provides an improvement over standard image completion algorithms.
Tsinghua University Press
Zhe Zhu, Ralph R. Martin, Shi-Min Hu. Panorama completion for street views. Computational Visual Media 2015, 1(1): 49-57.