Deep-FlexISP: A Three-Stage Framework for Night Photography Rendering
Night photography rendering is challenging due to images' high noise level, less vivid color, and low dynamic range. In this work, we propose a three-stage cascade framework named Deep-FlexISP, which decomposes the ISP into three weakly correlated sub-tasks: raw image denoising, white balance, and Bayer to sRGB mapping, for the following considerations. First, task decomposition can enhance the learning ability of the framework and make it easier to converge. Second, weak correlation sub-tasks do not influence each other too much, so the framework has a high degree of freedom. Finally, noise, color, and brightness are essential for night photographs. Our framework can flexibly adjust different styles according to personal preferences with the vital learning ability and the degree of freedom. Compared with the other Deep-ISP methods, our proposed Deep-FlexISP shows state-of-the-art performance and achieves first place in people's choice and photographer's choice in NTIRE 2022 Night Photography Render Challenge.