07082211 is referenced by 63 patents and cites 21 patents.

A retouching method for enhancing an appearance of a face located in a digital image involves acquiring a digital image containing one or more faces and detecting a location of facial feature points in the faces, where the facial feature points include points identifying salient features such as skin, eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, and hair. The location of the facial feature points are used to segment the face into different regions such as skin, eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, neck and hair regions. Facially relevant characteristics of the different regions are determined and, based on these facially relevant characteristics, an ensemble of enhancement filters are selected, each customized especially for a particular region, and the default parameters for the enhancement filters are selected. The enhancement filters are then executed on the particular regions, thereby producing an enhanced digital image from the digital image.

Title
Method and system for enhancing portrait images
Application Number
10/160421
Publication Number
7082211 (B2)
Application Date
May 31, 2002
Publication Date
July 25, 2006
Inventor
Henry Nicponski
Albion
NY, US
Mark R Bolin
Fairport
NY, US
Tomasz Matraszek
Pittsford
NY, US
Richard A Simon
Rochester
NY, US
Agent
David M Woods
Assignee
Eastman Kodak Company
NY, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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