>>> But SIOX is supposed to be more than a selection tool, isn't it? Isn't
>>> it about extracting foreground objects? A selection is not enough for that
>>> when the foreground consists of transparent pixels.
>> SIOX is a tool to create a selection, nothing more. I don't see what a
>> foreground extraction tool should do besides selecting the foreground.
>> Perhaps you can explain this?
> Consider a completely red background with a slightly blurred green filled
> circle in the foreground . If you want to extract the green foreground
> object you need to get rid of the red in the pixels with both red and
> green, but you can't do that with only a selection.
> A good foreground selection tool would need to get rid of the red in the
> pixels with both red and green and only leave slightly transparent green
Absolutely. And this is exactly what Jenny has implemented as part of
the Google Summer of Code.
(So until now SIOX was 'only a selection tool' but now it's not
anymore -- at least once Jenny's code
makes it's way into the main branch)
Dr. Gerald Friedland
International Computer Science Institute
1947 Center Street, Suite 600
CA-94704 Berkeley, USA
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