Image search using dominant color temperature descriptions

Research description

Color temperature is one of the visual features essentially influencing the perception of color by the human visual system. The main objective of this research is to design a content-based retrieval system for image indexing and searching using color temperature. A concise dominant color temperature descriptor has been designed for fast and effective image indexing. The descriptor consists of only a few bytes per image, and a fast method for distance calculation is defined to support search of similar images. This descriptor allows for two main content-based image search functionalities using color temperature feature. The user can search images by inputting color temperature value (values) or by inputting example image to find images with similar color temperature content (query by example).