Curve Mapping Based Illumination Adjustment for Face Detection

  • Xiaoyue Jiang
  • Tuo Zhao
  • Rongchun Zhao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4179)


For the robust face detection, illumination is considered as one of the great challenges. Motivated with the adaptation of the human vision system, we propose the curve mapping (CM) function to adjust the illumination conditions of the images. The lighting parameter of CM function is determined by the intensity distribution of the images. Therefore the CM function can adjust the images according to their own illumination conditions adaptively. The CM method will abandon no information of the original images and bring no noises to the images. But it will enhance the details of the images and adjust the images to the proper brightness. Consequently the CM method will make the images more discriminative. Experimental results show that it can improve the performance of the face detection with the CM method as a lighting-filter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoyue Jiang
    • 1
  • Tuo Zhao
    • 2
  • Rongchun Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Computer ScienceNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.School of Mechatronic EngineeringNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina

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