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Google Summer of Code 2009 GNU Image Manipulation Program

Improve Foreground Selection Tool

by Jenny for GNU Image Manipulation Program

SIOX is the algorithm underlying GIMP's foreground selection. In current version, a pixel is either foreground or background. A Detail Refinement Brush will be offered to the user as a simple interactive drawing tool, with which the foreground selection could implement a soft segmentation. It would improve the performance of the tool for areas where background and foregound overlap, such as in fine-grained, highly-textured, or semi-transparent objects like hair, clouds, or iced objects.