"Denoising an image by denoising its curvature image", IMA Preprint

Title"Denoising an image by denoising its curvature image", IMA Preprint
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBertalmío M, Levine S
Date PublishedSeptember, 2012
Abstract

In this article we show that when an image is corrupted by additive noise, its curvature image is less aected by it, i.e. the PSNR of the curvature image is larger. We conjecture that, given a denoising method, we may obtain better results by applying it to the curvature image and then reconstructing from it a clean image, rather than denoising the original image directly. Numerical experiments conrm this for several PDE-based and patch-based denoising algorithms. The improvements in the quality of the results bring us closer to the optimal bounds recently derived by Levin et al. [1, 2].

 

URLhttp://www.ima.umn.edu/preprints/sept2012/2411.pdf