Suppression of Foxing in Historical Books Using Inpainting
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.
Keywordshistorical books inpainting foxing image restoration
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