Panoramic Image Reflection Removal

Yuchen Hong, Qian Zheng, Lingran Zhao, Xudong Jiang, Alex C. Kot, Boxin Shi; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2021, pp. 7762-7771


This paper studies the problem of panoramic image reflection removal, aiming at reliving the content ambiguity between reflection and transmission scenes. Although a partial view of the reflection scene is included in the panoramic image, it cannot be utilized directly due to its misalignment with the reflection-contaminated image. We propose a two-step approach to solve this problem, by first accomplishing geometric and photometric alignment for the reflection scene via a coarse-to-fine strategy, and then restoring the transmission scene via a recovery network. The proposed method is trained with a synthetic dataset and verified quantitatively with a real panoramic image dataset. The effectiveness of the proposed method is validated by the significant performance advantage over single image-based reflection removal methods and generalization capacity to limited-FoV scenarios captured by conventional camera or mobile phone users.

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@InProceedings{Hong_2021_CVPR, author = {Hong, Yuchen and Zheng, Qian and Zhao, Lingran and Jiang, Xudong and Kot, Alex C. and Shi, Boxin}, title = {Panoramic Image Reflection Removal}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2021}, pages = {7762-7771} }