As we know, color, one of important features for composing images, can affect people on emotional level. Photographers and designers can enhance desired color in their work to convey feeling, especially in wedding pictures. In this paper, affective color transfer is proposed; we focus on implementing color transfer in wedding pictures to make overall color theme of input image be similar with reference image. The proposed skin color preserving phase prevents skin color from over-modification in original color transfer. Furthermore, we attach importance about the harmony of output image, combing both the opacity of input and output image in color transfer to reduce visual distortion. Another mechanism is affective analysis in images. First, we define affective classes and then extract affective colors in the image to classify the affective class. By using saliency map, we extracted the affective color in the image exactly. Finally, experiment results of affective analysis and affective color transfer have confirmed the effectiveness of our proposed method.
Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing (u-media 2013), pp.620-625