Automatic Denoising in 2D Color Face Images Using Recursive PCA Reconstruction

2D 칼라 얼굴 영상에서 반복적인 PCA 재구성을 이용한 자동적인 잡음 제거

  • Park, Hyun (Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Hanyang University) ;
  • Moon, Young-Shik (Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Hanyang University)
  • 박현 (한양대학교 컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 문영식 (한양대학교 컴퓨터공학과)
  • Published : 2005.11.26


The denoising and reconstruction of color images are increasingly studied in the field of computer vision and image processing. Especially, the denoising and reconstruction of color face images are more difficult than those of natural images because of the structural characteristics of human faces as well as the subtleties of color interactions. In this paper, we propose a denoising method based on PCA reconstruction for removing complex color noises on human faces, which is not easy to remove by using vectorial color filters. The proposed method is composed of the following five steps; training of canonical eigenface space using PCA, automatic extracting of face features using active appearance model, relighing of reconstructed color image using bilateral filter, extraction of noise regions using the variance of training data, and reconstruction using partial information of input images (except the noise regions) and blending of the reconstructed image with the original image. Experimental results show that the proposed denosing method efficiently removes complex color noises on input face images.