Proceedings: GI 2010

Photo zoom: high resolution from unordered image collections

Martin Eisemann, Elmar Eisemann, Hans-Peter Seidel, Marcus Magnor

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2010: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 31 May - 2 June 2010, 71-78

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    author = {Eisemann, Martin and Eisemann, Elmar and Seidel, Hans-Peter and Magnor, Marcus},
    title = {Photo zoom: high resolution from unordered image collections},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2010},
    series = {GI 2010},
    year = {2010},
    issn = {0713-5424},
    isbn = {978-1-56881-712-5},
    location = {Ottawa, Ontario, Canada},
    pages = {71--78},
    numpages = {8},
    publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society},
    address = {Toronto, Ontario, Canada},


We present a system to automatically construct high resolution images from an unordered set of low resolution photos. It consists of an automatic preprocessing step to establish correspondences between any given photos. The user may then choose one image and the algorithm automatically creates a higher resolution result, several octaves larger up to the desired resolution. Our recursive creation scheme allows to transfer specific details at subpixel positions of the original image. It adds plausible details to regions not covered by any of the input images and eases the acquisition for large scale panoramas spanning different resolution levels.