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A multi-scale fusion-based dark channel prior dehazing algorithm
Author(s): Yujun Zeng; Xiaolin Liu
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Paper Abstract

During model-based image dehazing, the role of the accuracy of transmission estimation is crucial, which has a decisive effect on the final result. Considering that an ideal transmission map must be smooth, edge-preserving and free of redundant false details, a fusion-based dark channel prior (DCP) dehazing algorithm is presented in this paper. On the basis of DCP, a pixel-wise and a patch-wise transmission maps are obtained. Then an L0 smoothing filter and a large scale Gaussian filter are applied to them respectively. Finally, a much more accurate refined transmission map is attained through fusion and a haze-free image is restored using the atmosphere degradation model. Furthermore, a novel scheme for setting the lower bound of transmission adaptively is also put forward. Experiments demonstrate a better and faster dehazing capability over original DCP algorithm and state-of-the-art dehazing methods, especially in suppressing halo artifacts, restoring details and coping with the haze existing in small-scale areas of depth discontinuity occluded by foreground..

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9443, Sixth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2014), 94431C (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179586
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Yujun Zeng, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Xiaolin Liu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9443:
Sixth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2014)
Yulin Wang; Xudong Jiang; David Zhang, Editor(s)

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