Abstract

In this paper, we propose an efficient method to separate the diffuse and specular reflection components from a single image. The method is built on the observation that, for diffuse pixels, the intensity ratios between the maximum values and range values (maximums minus minimums) are independent of surface geometry. The specular fractions of the image pixels can then be computed by using the intensity ratio. For textured surfaces, image pixels are classified into clusters by constructing a pseudo-chromaticity space, and the intensity ratio of each cluster is robustly estimated. Unlike existing techniques, the proposed method works in a pixel-wise manner, without specular pixel identification and any local interaction. Experimental results show that the proposed method runs 4× faster than the state of the art and produces improved accuracy in specular highlight removal.

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