Fully Convolutional Pixel Adaptive Image Denoiser

Sungmin Cha, Taesup Moon; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 4160-4169


We propose a new image denoising algorithm, dubbed as Fully Convolutional Adaptive Image DEnoiser (FC-AIDE), that can learn from an offline supervised training set with a fully convolutional neural network as well as adaptively fine-tune the supervised model for each given noisy image. We significantly extend the framework of the recently proposed Neural AIDE, which formulates the denoiser to be context-based pixelwise mappings and utilizes the unbiased estimator of MSE for such denoisers. The two main contributions we make are; 1) implementing a novel fully convolutional architecture that boosts the base supervised model, and 2) introducing regularization methods for the adaptive fine-tuning such that a stronger and more robust adaptivity can be attained. As a result, FC-AIDE is shown to possess many desirable features; it outperforms the recent CNN-based state-of-the-art denoisers on all of the benchmark datasets we tested, and gets particularly strong for various challenging scenarios, e.g., with mismatched image/noise characteristics or with scarce supervised training data. The source code our algorithm is available at https://github.com/csm9493/FC-AIDE-Keras https://github.com/csm9493/FC-AIDE-Keras .

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author = {Cha, Sungmin and Moon, Taesup},
title = {Fully Convolutional Pixel Adaptive Image Denoiser},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}