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Interpolation of still images using the decay and persistence properties of discrete wavelet transform coefficients
Author(s): Won-Gee Kwak; Rae-Hong Park; Jae-Hyun Lee
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Paper Abstract

According to advances in digital image processing techniques, interest in high-quality still images has been increased. This paper proposes an effective discrete wavelet transform (DWT)-based algorithm that efficiently interpolates a highresolution (HR) still image from a low-resolution (LR) one. The decay and persistence properties of DWT coefficients are utilized for HR image reconstruction. DWT coefficients are initially estimated based on the decay of the Lipschitz exponential and the similarity of DWT coefficients across resolution scales is used for coarse estimation. For optimal fine estimation the mean squared error is iteratively minimized. The proposed DWT-based interpolation algorithm yields better performance than the conventional methods in terms of the peak signal to noise ratio and subjective image quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6077, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2006, 60771K (19 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.641815
Show Author Affiliations
Won-Gee Kwak, Sogang Univ. (South Korea)
Rae-Hong Park, Sogang Univ. (South Korea)
Jae-Hyun Lee, Sogang Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6077:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2006
John G. Apostolopoulos; Amir Said, Editor(s)

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