We present an effective blind image deblurring method based on a data-driven discriminative prior. Our work is motivated by the fact that a good image prior should favor clear images over blurred ones. In this work, we formulate the image prior as a binary classifier which can be achieved by a deep convolutional neural network (CNN). The learned prior is able to distinguish whether an input image is clear or not. Embedded into the maximum a posterior (MAP) framework, it helps blind deblurring in various scenarios, including natural, face, text, and low-illumination images. However, it is difficult to optimize the deblurring method with the learned image prior as it involves a non-linear CNN. Therefore, we develop an efficient numerical approach based on the half-quadratic splitting method and gradient decent algorithm to solve the proposed model. Furthermore, the proposed model can be easily extended to non-uniform deblurring. Both qualitative and quantitative experimental results show that our method performs favorably against state-of-the-art algorithms as well as domain-specific image deblurring approaches.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - 2018 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Dec 14|
|Event||31st Meeting of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018 - Salt Lake City, United States|
Duration: 2018 Jun 18 → 2018 Jun 22
|Name||Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition|
|Conference||31st Meeting of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018|
|City||Salt Lake City|
|Period||18/6/18 → 18/6/22|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition