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An advanced total variation model in H-1 space for image inpainting
Author(s): Lin Liu; Dansong Cheng; Jun Wang; Feng Tian; Qiaoyu Sun; Daming Shi
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Paper Abstract

Image inpainting is to restore a damaged image with missing information – a fundamental problem and a hot research area in image processing. Many approaches, both geometry oriented and texture oriented, have been proposed on inpainting such as total variation (TV), Criminisi algorithm, etc. However, these approaches suffer from either limitations such as only suitable for small areas (cracks), staircase effect (discontinuity), or inefficient (time-consuming) to search the best matched patch (for filling-in). In this paper we propose a novel approach based on partial differential equation (PDE) and isophotes direction, named as Isophotes-TV-H-1. A corrupted image is first decomposed into two parts: the cartoon (smooth parts and edges of the image) and the texture. The cartoon part is inpainted through Isophotes- TV-H-1 while the texture part is done by an enhanced Criminisi algorithm which reduces the searching time for match and gives more reasonable match patches. The results of experiments on several images have demonstrated that, compared to existing methods, the proposed solution can recover the texture (of the damaged region) better, suppress error propagation and solve the problem of intensity discontinuity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9817, Seventh International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2015), 981705 (9 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2229039
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Lin Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Harbin Univ. (China)
Dansong Cheng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jun Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Feng Tian, Bournemouth Univ. (United Kingdom)
Qiaoyu Sun, Huaihai Institute of Technology (China)
Daming Shi, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9817:
Seventh International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2015)
Yulin Wang; Xudong Jiang, Editor(s)

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