PAIRED ANISOTROPIC DISTRIBUTION FOR IMAGE SELECTIVE SMOOTHING

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Abstract

‎In this paper‎, ‎we present a novel approach for image selective smoothing by the evolution of two paired nonlinear‎
‎partial differential equations‎. ‎The distribution coefficient in de-noising equation controls the speed of distribution‎, ‎and is‎
‎determined by the edge-strength function‎. ‎In the previous works‎, ‎the edge-strength function depends on isotropic‎
‎smoothing of the image‎, ‎which results in failing to preserve corners and junctions‎, ‎and may also result in failing to resolve‎
‎small features that are closely grouped together‎. ‎The proposed approach obtains the edge-strength function by solving a‎
‎nonlinear distribution equation governed by the norm of the image gradient‎. ‎This edge-strength function is then introduced‎
‎into a well-studied anisotropic distribution model to yield a regularized distribution coefficient for image smoothing‎. ‎An explicit‎
‎numerical scheme is employed to efficiently solve these two paired equations‎. ‎Compared with the existing methods‎, ‎the‎
‎proposed approach has the advantages of more detailed preservation and implementational simplicity‎. ‎Experimental results‎
‎on the synthesis and real images confirm the validity of the proposed approach‎.

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