- [pdf] [arXiv]
Multi-Scale Hourglass Hierarchical Fusion Network for Single Image Deraining
Rain streaks bring serious blurring and visual quality degradation, which often vary in size, direction and density. Current CNN-based methods achieve encouraging performance, while are limited to depict rain characteristics and recover image details in the poor visibility environment. To address these issues, we present a Multi-scale Hourglass Hierarchical Fusion Network (MH2F-Net) in end-to-end manner, to exactly captures rain streak features with multi-scale extraction, hierarchical distillation and information aggregation. For better extracting the features, a novel Multi-scale Hourglass Extraction Block (MHEB) is proposed to get local and global features across different scales through down- and up-sample process. Besides, a Hierarchical Attentive Distillation Block (HADB) then employs the dual attention feature responses to adaptively recalibrate the hierarchical features and eliminate the redundant ones. Further, we introduce a Residual Projected Feature Fusion (RPFF) strategy to progressively discriminate feature learning and aggregate different features instead of directly concatenating or adding. Extensive experiments on both synthetic and real rainy datasets demonstrate the effectiveness of the designed MH2F-Net by comparing with recent state-of-the-art deraining algorithms. Our source code will be available on the GitHub: https://github.com/cxtalk/MH2F-Net.