Joint Enhancement and Denoising Method via Sequential Decomposition

Xutong Ren, Mading Li, Wen-Huang Cheng, Jiaying Liu*

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Abstract

Many low-light enhancement methods ignore intensive noise in original images. As a result, they often simultaneously enhance the noise as well. Furthermore, extra denoising procedures adopted by most methods ruin the details. In this paper, we introduce a joint low-light enhancement and denoising strategy, aimed at obtaining well-enhanced low-light images while getting rid of the inherent noise issue simultaneously. The proposed method performs Retinex model based decomposition in a successive sequence, which sequentially estimates a piece-wise smoothed illumination and a noise-suppressed reflectance. After getting the illumination and reflectance map, we adjust the illumination layer and generate our enhancement result. In this noise-suppressed sequential decomposition process we enforce the spatial smoothness on each component and skillfully make use of weight matrices to suppress the noise and improve the contrast. Results of extensive experiments demonstrate the effectiveness and practicability of our method. It performs well for a wide variety of images, and achieves better or comparable quality compared with the state-of-the-art methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538648810
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Apr 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2018 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 27 May 201830 May 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2018-May
ISSN (Print)0271-4310

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2018
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period27/05/1830/05/18

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