Publisher : The Korean Institute of Broadcast and Media Engineers
DOI : 10.5909/JBE.2015.20.5.1
Title & Authors
High-Speed and High-Quality Haze Removal Method Based on Dual Dark Channels Moon, Sun-A; Kim, Won-Tae; Kim, Tae-Hwan;
This paper proposes a high-speed and high-quality haze removal method based on dual dark channels. In the conventional method, the halo artifacts are suppressed by the additional transmission refinement, but the transmission refinement is computationally intensive and the quality of the haze removal is sometimes unsatisfactory because of the residual halo artifacts. In the proposed method, the transmission is estimated with the mixture of the two dark channels with different window size. By mixing the two dark channels so as to avoid the halo artifacts, the proposed method realizes a high-quality haze removal even without the transmission refinement. Experimental results demonstrate that the quality of the results by the proposed method is superior to those by the conventional method and the speed of the haze removal is about 14.2 times higher than that of the conventional method.
haze removal;halo artifact;dual dark channels;halo region prediction;transmission estimation;
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