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A digital image processing method for locating human eyes in a digital image, includes the steps of detecting a skin colored region in the image; detecting human iris color pixels in the skin colored region; forming initial estimates of eye positions using the locations of the detected iris color pixels in the skin colored region; estimating the size of each eye based on the distance between the estimated initial eye positions; forming a first search window for one eye, the center of the window being the estimated initial position for the one eye and the size of the window being proportional to the estimated size of the one eye; and employing a template to locate an eye in the first search window.

Title
Method for automatically locating eyes in an image
Application Number
9/884373
Publication Number
6895103 (B2)
Application Date
June 19, 2001
Publication Date
May 17, 2005
Inventor
Jiebo Luo
Pittsford
NY, US
Shoupu Chen
Rochester
NY, US
Agent
Thomas H Close
Assignee
Eastman Kodak Company
NY, US
IPC
G06K 009/00
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