Physically Plausible Dehazing for Non-physical Dehazing Algorithms

Vasqez-Corral, Javier, Finlayson, Graham and Bertalmio, Marcelo (2019) Physically Plausible Dehazing for Non-physical Dehazing Algorithms. In: Computational Color Imaging. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, pp. 233-244. ISBN 978-3-030-13939-1

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Images affected by haze usually present faded colours and loss of contrast, hindering the precision of methods devised for clear images. For this reason, image dehazing is a crucial pre-processing step for applications such as self-driving vehicles or tracking. Some of the most successful dehazing methods in the literature do not follow any physical model and are just based on either image enhancement or image fusion. In this paper, we present a procedure to allow these methods to accomplish the Koschmieder physical model, i.e., to force them to have a unique transmission for all the channels, instead of the per-channel transmission they obtain. Our method is based on coupling the results obtained for each of the three colour channels. It improves the results of the original methods both quantitatively using image metrics, and subjectively via a psychophysical test. It especially helps in terms of avoiding over-saturation and reducing colour artefacts, which are the most common complications faced by image dehazing methods.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Interactive Graphics and Audio
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Colour and Imaging Lab
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 06:37
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-13940-7_18

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