In the domain of image processing, face recognition has also become a diversified area as per the application. Face recognition in the face of self shadows is one such which is exposed in this work. An Image is usually made up of background and foreground. In most of the cases, the foreground is the area in which the face can be considered as an object of interest. Within this the region of interest is considered to be the area of the face which is covered by the self shadow The presence of shadows on the face, blocking the light makes the face not visible completely. Due to these reasons, it becomes a problem for face detection and recognition approaches. This system suggested in this work makes sure to detect the face even in the presence of self-shadows when the complete face is not fully visible presenting the entire face.
Keywords : Face Recognition, Shadow, Shadow Detection, Shadow Removal.