|Publication number||US7403661 B2|
|Publication date||Jul 22, 2008|
|Filing date||Feb 12, 2004|
|Priority date||Feb 12, 2004|
|Also published as||CN1655583A, 5 More »|
|Inventors||Donald J Curry, Doron Kletter, Asghar Nafarieh|
|Original Assignee||Xerox Corporation|
The image data is analyzed to identify blobs having similar characteristics. Various blobs are gathered together and placed into a foreground plane based on one or more color characteristics and/or spatial characteristics. Each blob gathered onto a foreground plane has a color that is similar to a color associated with that foreground plane. One or more portions of the image data that is not mapped into any foreground plane may be mapped into a background plane.