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Computational Visual Media

Keywords

color vision, colorblindness, saliency, color correction

Abstract

Improper functioning, or lack, of human cone cells leads to vision defects, making it impossible for affected persons to distinguish certain colors. Colorblind persons have color perception, but their ability to capture color information differs from that of normal people: colorblind and normal people perceive the same image differently. It is necessary to devise solutions to help persons with color blindness understand images and distinguish different colors. Most research on this subject is aimed at adjusting insensitive colors, enabling colorblind persons to better capture color information, but ignores the attention paid by colorblind persons to the salient areas of images. The areas of the image seen as salient by normal people generally differ from those seen by the colorblind. To provide the same saliency for colorblind persons and normal people, we propose a saliency-based image correction algorithm for color blindness. Adjusted colors in the adjusted image are harmonious and realistic, and the method is practical. Our experimental results show that this method effectively improves images, enabling the colorblind to see the same salient areas as normal people.

Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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