We have proposed a new method for facial pattern detection from color negative film for exposure control in printing. The flexible template is introduced to measure the density distribution of facial region in color negative film. The template is divided into six sub-templates corresponding to eyes, cheeks, nose and mouth.The optimal boundaries in template are decided on the basis of the AIC theory (Akaike Information Criterion). The facial region is detected by using relationship between AIC value and density distribution in six regions and chromaticity value in each region. The detection experiment used 677 scenes taken by color negative film gave 80\% correct result.
Nobuhiko Tamura, Kimiyoshi Miyata, Norimichi Tsumura, Hideaki Haneishi, Yoichi Miyake, "Face Detection from Color Negative Film Using Flexible Template" in Proc. IS&T 8th Color and Imaging Conf., 2000, pp 140 - 143, https://doi.org/10.2352/CIC.2000.8.1.art00026