Abstract

The human visual system processes lightness constancy to estimate reflectance under complex viewing conditions. We focus on the underlying reason the human visual system is conscious of haze, and discuss the single-image haze-removal problem based on lightness constancy from the beginning of haze illusion. Following the basic principle and model of "atmospheric transfer function", we bring about a simple dehazing paradigm by estimating two values using bilateral filtering. Practical investigation of parameters and design are analyzed in detail. Furthermore, a novel quantitative standard haziness presents itself naturally during the estimation process. Comparative study and objective evaluation demonstrate that the proposed method is fast and effective, yielding high-contrast and vivid haze-free images.

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J. Zhang, L. Li, G. Yang, Y. Zhang, and J. Sun, Vis. Comput. 26, 761 (2010).

2009

2008

R. Fattal, in Proceedings of ACM Trans. 27, 72 (2008).

2001

L. Tao and G. Xu, Chin. Sci. Bull. 46, 1411 (2001).

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D. J. Jobson, Z. Rahman, and G. A. Woodell, in Proceedings of IEEE Trans. Image 6, 451 (1997).

Bi, D.

Fattal, R.

R. Fattal, in Proceedings of ACM Trans. 27, 72 (2008).

Gao, S.

Jobson, D. J.

D. J. Jobson, Z. Rahman, and G. A. Woodell, in Proceedings of IEEE Trans. Image 6, 451 (1997).

Li, C.

Li, L.

J. Zhang, L. Li, G. Yang, Y. Zhang, and J. Sun, Vis. Comput. 26, 761 (2010).

Rahman, Z.

D. J. Jobson, Z. Rahman, and G. A. Woodell, in Proceedings of IEEE Trans. Image 6, 451 (1997).

Sun, J.

J. Zhang, L. Li, G. Yang, Y. Zhang, and J. Sun, Vis. Comput. 26, 761 (2010).

Tao, L.

L. Tao and G. Xu, Chin. Sci. Bull. 46, 1411 (2001).

Woodell, G. A.

D. J. Jobson, Z. Rahman, and G. A. Woodell, in Proceedings of IEEE Trans. Image 6, 451 (1997).

Xu, G.

L. Tao and G. Xu, Chin. Sci. Bull. 46, 1411 (2001).

Yang, G.

J. Zhang, L. Li, G. Yang, Y. Zhang, and J. Sun, Vis. Comput. 26, 761 (2010).

Zhang, J.

J. Zhang, L. Li, G. Yang, Y. Zhang, and J. Sun, Vis. Comput. 26, 761 (2010).

Zhang, Y.

J. Zhang, L. Li, G. Yang, Y. Zhang, and J. Sun, Vis. Comput. 26, 761 (2010).

Chin. Opt. Lett.

Chin. Sci. Bull.

L. Tao and G. Xu, Chin. Sci. Bull. 46, 1411 (2001).

in Proceedings of ACM Trans.

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in Proceedings of IEEE Trans. Image

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Vis. Comput.

J. Zhang, L. Li, G. Yang, Y. Zhang, and J. Sun, Vis. Comput. 26, 761 (2010).

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J. P. Tarel and N. Hautiere, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision 2201 (2009).

C. T. Chu and M. S. Lee, in Proceedings of PCM 2010 350 (2010).

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