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Comparison between YCbCr Color Space and CIELab Color Space for Skin Color Segmentation

by Amanpreet Kaur, B.v Kranthi
International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 3 - Number 4
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors: Amanpreet Kaur, B.v Kranthi

Amanpreet Kaur, B.v Kranthi . Comparison between YCbCr Color Space and CIELab Color Space for Skin Color Segmentation. International Journal of Applied Information Systems. 3, 4 ( July 2012), 30-33. DOI=10.5120/ijais12-450521

@article{ 10.5120/ijais12-450521,
author = { Amanpreet Kaur, B.v Kranthi },
title = { Comparison between YCbCr Color Space and CIELab Color Space for Skin Color Segmentation },
journal = { International Journal of Applied Information Systems },
issue_date = { July 2012 },
volume = { 3 },
number = { 4 },
month = { July },
year = { 2012 },
issn = { 2249-0868 },
pages = { 30-33 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijais12-450521 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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Skin color is a simple but powerful pixel based feature. Skin color has proven to be a useful and sturdy cue for face detection, localization and tracking, hand detection, etc. Skin color is a useful means for human face detection. In this paper, we propose two color spaces YCbCr and CIELab and compare the results of both color space. Analyze the efficient method for skin color segmentation under varying lighting conditions. Experimental results show that CIELab color space is better than other color space. It can improve the performance of face segmentation under poor or strong lighting conditions.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


YCbCr color space CIELab Color Space Skin Color Segmentation Morphological Operation