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Skin Recognition in C#.
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     This article is based on a project I started this summer. Originally the project was a simple edge detection system, but now its turning into a face recognition system.

The first thing that I did done when implementing a skin filter is to convert from RGB color space

to IRgBy color space by using this formula:

I = [L(R) + L(B) + L(G)] / 3
Rg = L(R) - L(G)
By = L(B) - [L(G) +L(R)] / 2

where L is a logarithmic function.

The next thing is to find out the hue, by using this formula:
hue = atan2(Rg,By) * (180 / 3.141592654f)

if (I <= 5 && (hue >= 4 && hue <= 255))
     /*not skin color it black*/
     modified.SetPixel(x, y, Color.Black);


An example of how you would call the method Vision.DetectSkin(Bitmap original, ref Bitmap modified)

Bitmap original = new Bitmap(@"C:\mypicture.bmp");
Bitmap modified = original;
Vision.DetectSkin(original, ref modified);
//now if you save modified and the look at it you will see that it 
//detected all the skin from the original image

As you can see from the picture the algorithm isn't perfect yet and it needs some touching up.


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Generalask about a manuscript (old document) recognition algorithm Pin
Sitti Rachmawati Yahya22-May-08 12:08
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Generalrecognition Pin
amir mortazavi26-Jan-05 23:34
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GeneralI would have waited Pin
Richard Parsons30-Aug-04 11:51
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GeneralReferences Pin
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GeneralRe: References Pin
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