As-Rigid-As-Possible Image Registration

This thesis deals with image registration method that can be employed for image pre-processing for the purpose of facilitating the process of feature extraction. This method is particularly suitable for registering images capturing articulated objects, for example figures. The thesis includes an overview of basic deformation models employed in image registration, while it focuses on models that preserves rigidity. An overview of basic image registration methods is also included. A tool allowing to perform image registration that preserves rigidity was implemented into development version of GIMP, details of its implementation are described in the thesis. Experiments presenting its functionality were performed and their results are included in this thesis.

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