Digital inpainting uses spatial or frequency
information to restore partially damaged/removed
photos and artworks. Digital image inpainting is an
interesting new research topic in multimedia
computing and image processing since 2000. This talk
will cover the most recent contributions in digital
image inpainting and image completion, as well as
concepts in video inpainting. In addition to a quick
survey, the presentation will cover several algorithms.
Most restoration algorithms consider a picture as a
single layer. The talk will cover a new approach,
which divides a Chinese painting into several layers.
Each layer is inpainted separately. A layer fusion
mechanism then finds the optimal inpaint among
layers, which are restored layer-by-layer. We apply
the algorithm on Chinese and western drawing. The
result shows a highPSNR value as well as a high user
satisfaction. The demonstration of our work is
Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Information Technology & Applications (ICITA 2005), Sydney, Australia, July 4 - 7, 2005.