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The Appearance of Human Skin

Igarashi, Takanori; Nishino, Ko; Nayar, Shree K.

Skin is the outer most tissue of the human body. As a result, people are very aware of, and very sensitive to, the appearance of their skin. Consequently, skin appearance has been a subject of great interest in various fields of science and technology. Research on skin appearance has been intensely pursued in the fields of medicine, cosmetology, computer graphics and computer vision. Since the goals of these fields are very different, each field has tended to focus on specific aspects of the appearance of skin. The goal of this work is to present a comprehensive survey that includes the most prominent results related to skin in these different fields and show how these seemingly disconnected studies are related to one another.

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Academic Units
Computer Science
Publisher
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Series
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-024-05
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April 21, 2011