An Ant-Based Approach to Color Reduction

  • Avazeh Tashakkori Ghanbarian
  • Ehasanollah Kabir
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4150)


In this article a method for color reduction based on ant colony algorithm is presented. Generally color reduction involves two steps: choosing a proper palette and mapping colors to this palette. This article is about the first step. Using ant colony algorithm, pixel clusters are formed based on their colors and neighborhood information to make final palette. A comparison between the results of the proposed method and some other methods is presented. There are some parameters in the proposed method which can be set based on user needs and priorities. This increases the flexibility of the method.


Neighborhood Information Pattern Recognition Letter Color Reduction Dissimilarity Function Sparse Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avazeh Tashakkori Ghanbarian
    • 1
  • Ehasanollah Kabir
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringTarbiat Modarres UniversityTehranIran

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