A Comparative Analysis of Feature Detectors and Descriptors for Image Stitching

Surendra Kumar Sharma, Kamal Jain, Anoop Kumar Shukla

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Image stitching is a technique that is often employed in image processing and computer vision applications. The feature points in an image provide a significant amount of key information. Image stitching requires accurate extraction of these features since it may decrease misalignment flaws in the final stitched image. In recent years, a variety of feature detectors and descriptors that may be utilized for image stitching have been presented. However, the computational cost and correctness of feature matching restrict the utilization of these techniques. To date, no work compared feature detectors and descriptors for image stitching applications, i.e., no one has considered the effect of detectors and descriptors on the generated final stitched image. This paper presents a detailed comparative analysis of commonly used feature detectors and descriptors proposed previously. This study gives various contributions to the development of a general comparison of feature detectors and descriptors for image stitching applications. These detectors and descriptors are compared in terms of number of matched points, time taken and quality of stitched image. After analyzing the obtained results, it was observed that the combination of AKAZE with AKAZE can be preferable almost in all possible situations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6015
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 05-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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