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A widespread use of three-dimensional (3D) models in cultural heritage application requires low cost equipment and technically simple modeling procedures. In this context, methods for automatic 3D modeling of textured objects can play a central role. Such methods need fully automatic techniques for 3D view registration and for the removal of texture artifacts. The paper proposes an image processing based procedure that is very robust and simple. It does not require special equipment or skill in order to make textured 3D models. These proposals, originally conceived to address the cost issues of cultural heritage modeling, can be profitably exploited also in other modeling applications.