Suppression of Foxing in Historical Books Using Inpainting

  • Ryan Zaremba
  • Michael Wirth
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5627)


Many historical books contain a form of deterioration known as foxing, a brownish stain which has the effect of altering aesthetic and visual appeal. In this paper we explore a novel technique for suppressing foxing in historical manuscripts using an image processing technique known as inpainting.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryan Zaremba
    • 1
  • Michael Wirth
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Computing and Information ScienceUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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