METHOD FOR SKIN TONE DETECTION

A CHEDDAD (Inventor), J CONDELL (Inventor), K CURRAN (Inventor), P MCKEVITT (Inventor)

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Abstract

There is described a method for detecting the presence of skin tone in an image. A gray scale representation of a pixel within the image is provided. Next, a red chrominance independent representation for is provided for the pixel. Then, the two representations are analysed to determine whether a difference in value between the representations corresponds with a the presence of a skin tone value. The present invention provides a rapid skin tone detection classifier particularly useful for real time applications.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberPCT/EP2009/007504
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2008

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