Whiteboard It!

Convert Whiteboard Content into an Electronic Document

Zhengyou Zhang, Li-wei He

Microsoft Research


Quick Links

  • Document (in pdf)
  • Examples
  • Click here to install the demo software if you have access to MSR internal websites


About the System


This roject aims at converting the content on a physical whiteboard, captured by a digital camera, into an electronic document which can be easily manipulated as drawings in a MS Office document or as inks in a TabletPC. Through a series of image processing procedures, the originally captured image is first transformed into a rectangular bitmap with clean white background, and finally converted into a vectorized representation (inks).




Example 1 (Courtesy from Po Yuan)

Original Image:

Image after Whiteboard It!:

Example 2: Whiteboard in Li-wei's Office

Example 3: A Poster


Last Updated 05/16/02