dc.contributor.authorYe, Wei
dc.contributor.authorMa, Kai-Kuang
dc.identifier.citationYe, W., & Ma, K.-K. (2018). Blurriness-guided unsharp masking. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 27(9), 4465-4477. doi:10.1109/TIP.2018.2838660en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, a highly-adaptive unsharp masking (UM) method is proposed and called the blurriness-guided UM, or BUM, in short. The proposed BUM exploits the estimated local blurriness as the guidance information to perform pixel-wise enhancement. The consideration of local blurriness is motivated by the fact that enhancing a highly-sharp or a highly-blurred image region is undesirable, since this could easily yield unpleasant image artifacts due to over-enhancement or noise enhancement, respectively. Our proposed BUM algorithm has two powerful adaptations as follows. First, the enhancement strength is adjusted for each pixel on the input image according to the degree of local blurriness measured at the local region of this pixel's location. All such measurements collectively form the blurriness map, from which the scaling matrix can be obtained using our proposed mapping process. Second, we also consider the type of layer-decomposition filter exploited for generating the base layer and the detail layer, since this consideration would effectively help to prevent over-enhancement artifacts. In this paper, the layer-decomposition filter is considered from the viewpoint of edge-preserving type versus non-edge-preserving type. Extensive simulations experimented on various test images have clearly demonstrated that our proposed BUM is able to consistently yield superior enhanced images with better perceptual quality to that of using a fixed enhancement strength or other state-of-the-art adaptive UM methods.en_US
dc.format.extent13 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIEEE Transactions on Image Processingen_US
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dc.subjectImage Enhancementen_US
dc.subjectUnsharp Maskingen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineeringen_US
dc.titleBlurriness-guided unsharp maskingen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Electrical and Electronic Engineeringen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US

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