This is a text description of seg.gif.
This illustration is a segmented representation of the input.gif image (Fig. 2-1) of a close-up shot of a ski jumper in flight against a deep blue sky.
There are a total of 55 shapes (patches of connected pixels with similar color) in this segmented image. In addtion, there is also a "background" shape, which consists of small disjointed dark patches. These tiny patches (usually having distinct colors) do not belong to any of its adjacent shapes and are all classified into a single "background" shape. This background shape is also taken into consideration for image retrieval.