Wang, C, Yue, Y, Dong, F, Tao, Y.b, Ma, X, Clapworthy, G. and Ye, X.
(2013)
*Enhancing Bayesian estimators for removing camera shake.*
Computer Graphics Forum, 32
(6).
pp. 113-125.
ISSN 0167-7055

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cgf.12074

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## Abstract

The aim of removing camera shake is to estimate a sharp version x from a shaken image y when the blur kernel k is unknown. Recent research on this topic evolved through two paradigms called MAP(k) and MAP(x,k). MAP(k) only solves for k by marginalizing the image prior, while MAP(x,k) recovers both x and k by selecting the mode of the posterior distribution. This paper first systematically analyses the latent limitations of these two estimators through Bayesian analysis. We explain the reason why it is so difficult for image statistics to solve the previously reported MAP(x,k) failure. Then we show that the leading MAP(x,k) methods, which depend on efficient prediction of large step edges, are not robust to natural images due to the diversity of edges. MAP(k), although much more robust to diverse edges, is constrained by two factors: the prior variation over different images, and the ratio between image size and kernel size. To overcome these limitations, we introduce an inter-scale prior prediction scheme and a principled mechanism for integrating the sharpening filter into MAP(k). Both qualitative results and extensive quantitative comparisons demonstrate that our algorithm outperforms state-of-the-art methods. The aim of removing camera shake is to estimate a sharp version x from a shaken image y when the blur kernel k is unknown. Recent research on this topic evolved through two paradigms called MAP(k) and MAP(x,k). MAP(k) only solves for k by marginalizing the image prior, while MAP(x,k) recovers both x and k by selecting the mode of the posterior distribution. This paper first systematically analyzes the latent limitations of these two estimators through Bayesian analysis. We explain the reason why it is so difficult for image statistics to solve the previously reported MAP(x,k) failure. Then we show that the leading MAP(x,k) methods, which depend on efficient prediction of large step edges, are not robust to natural images due to the diversity of edges. MAP(k), although much more robust to diverse edges, is constrained by two factors: the prior variation over different images, and the ratio between image size and kernel size. Â© 2013 The Eurographics Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Keywords: | Blind deconvolution, Bayesian estimator, image deblurring, I.3.7 [Computer Graphics], Image Processing and Computer Vision, I.4.3 [Enhancement], Sharpening and Deblurring |
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Subjects: | G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G740 Computer Vision |

Divisions: | College of Science > School of Computer Science |

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ID Code: | 12035 |

Deposited On: | 04 Oct 2013 08:53 |

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