Feature Correspondences Increase and Hybrid Terms Optimization Warp for Image Stitching

Yizhi Cong, Yan Wang, Wenju Hou, Wei Pang

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Feature detection and correct matching are the basis of the image stitching process. Whether the matching is correct and the number of matches directly affect the quality of the final stitching results. At present, almost all image stitching methods use SIFT+RANSAC pattern to extract and match feature points. However, it is difficult to obtain sufficient correct matching points in low-textured or repetitively-textured regions, resulting in insufficient matching points in the overlapping region, and this further leads to the warping model being estimated erroneously. In this paper, we propose a novel and flexible approach by increasing feature correspondences and optimizing hybrid terms. It can obtain sufficient correct feature correspondences in the overlapping region with low-textured or repetitively-textured areas to eliminate misalignment. When a weak texture and large parallax coexist in the overlapping region, the alignment and distortion often restrict each other and are difficult to balance. Accurate alignment is often accompanied by projection distortion and perspective distortion. Regarding this, we propose hybrid terms optimization warp, which combines global similarity transformations on the basis of initial global homography and estimates the optimal warping by adjusting various term parameters. By doing this, we can mitigate projection distortion and perspective distortion, while effectively balancing alignment and distortion. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method outperforms the state-of-the-art in accurate alignment on images with low-textured areas in the overlapping region, and the stitching results have less perspective and projection distortion.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2023


  • feature correspondences increase
  • hybrid terms optimization
  • image alignment
  • image stitching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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