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A self-profiling image noise and edge enhancement filter
Author(s): Radu Gheorghe; Andrei Tchouprakov; Mark Quadling
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Paper Abstract

Threshold estimation in various image noise suppression and edge sharpening algorithms may still contain traces of subjective determination, with groups of subjects preferring more or less than optimal amounts of noise reduction and respectively edge enhancement. We propose in this paper a novel image noise reduction and edge enhancement technique that includes a profiling step for optimal noise threshold selection and resulting spatial frequency response (SFR). Our filter is implemented in the wavelet domain due to flexibility of spatially examining frequencies of interest. The method allows for selectively steering the algorithm to filter the low light 'chrominance noise' of certain hues in color filter array (CFA) cameras more so than others, and for building of a camera noise 'pseudo profile'.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7537, Digital Photography VI, 753706 (18 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.838864
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Radu Gheorghe, D4D Technologies LLC (United States)
Andrei Tchouprakov, D4D Technologies LLC (United States)
Mark Quadling, D4D Technologies LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7537:
Digital Photography VI
Francisco Imai; Nitin Sampat; Feng Xiao, Editor(s)

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