US 9,813,614 B2
Method and system for analog/digital image simplification and stylization
John Balestrieri, Brooklyn, NY (US)
Filed by John Balestrieri, Brooklyn, NY (US)
Filed on Mar. 16, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/460,418.
Application 15/460,418 is a continuation of application No. 15/270,188, filed on Sep. 20, 2016, granted, now 9,626,751.
Application 15/270,188 is a continuation of application No. 14/250,475, filed on Apr. 11, 2014, granted, now 9,478,004.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/810,775, filed on Apr. 11, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0251144 A1, Aug. 31, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06T 5/50 (2006.01); H04N 5/232 (2006.01); H04N 5/262 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 5/23229 (2013.01) [H04N 5/2621 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer program product, for use in method of manipulating the spatial frequencies of a multichannel image for producing a stylized composite image with improved image structure and coherence, said computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed on a process causes the processor to manipulate the image according to said method, said method comprising:
inputting the multichannel image;
converting the multichannel image into a single channel image;
separating the single channel image into a first component image comprising the high spatial frequencies, and a second component image comprising the low spatial frequencies;
filtering said first component image for filtering out frequencies above an upper high -spatial-frequency threshold, and for filtering out frequencies below a lower high-spatial -frequency threshold;
blurring said filtered first component image at each of said upper high-spatial-frequency threshold and said lower high-spatial-frequency threshold;
filtering said second component image for filtering out frequencies above an upper low -spatial-frequency threshold, and for filtering out frequencies below a lower low-spatial -frequency threshold; and
producing the composite image by subtracting the filtered and blurred first component image from the filtered second component image.