Demosaicking is a process used to estimate missing color values from the subsampled color filter array (CFA) image to reduce the cost and volume of a digital still camera. However, by sampling theory, it is known that subsampling a signal causes overlaps of signals in the frequency domain, which is known as aliasing. Most current demosaicking processes cannot completely solve aliasing problem resulting in aliasing artifacts such as false colors and zipper effects. In this paper, we propose an algorithm to remove these aliasing artifacts in demosaicked color images. A luminance image with minimum aliasing is obtained from the CFA image by using a low-pass kernel with cutoff frequencies determined by an approximate model for the Fourier spectrum. An aliasing map is computed by analyzing subband signals of the CFA image based on the high correlation of the high-frequencies of the luminance and color channels. Then, a least squares of the luminance acquisition processes is used to design a cost function with the aliasing map to remove the aliasing artifacts. The experiments demonstrate that the proposed algorithm sufficiently removes aliasing artifacts and improves the quality of the color images.
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This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (No. 2015R1A2A1A14000912 ).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Signal Processing
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence
- Applied Mathematics