Since convolutional neural networks (CNNs) perform well at learning generalizable image priors from large-scale data, these models have been extensively applied to image restoration and related tasks. Recently, another class of neural architectures, Transformers, have shown significant performance gains on natural language and high-level vision tasks. While the Transformer model mitigates the shortcomings of CNNs (i.e., limited receptive field and inadaptability to input content), its computational complexity grows quadratically with the spatial resolution, therefore making it infeasible to apply to most image restoration tasks involving high-resolution images. In this work, we propose an efficient Transformer model by making several key designs in the building blocks (multi-head attention and feed-forward network) such that it can capture long-range pixel interactions, while still remaining applicable to large images. Our model, named Restoration Transformer (Restormer), achieves state-of-the-art results on several image restoration tasks, including image deraining, single-image motion deblurring, defocus deblurring (single-image and dual-pixel data), and image denoising (Gaussian grayscale/color denoising, and real image denoising). The source code and pre-trained models are available at https://github.com/swz30/Restormer.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - 2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
|Event||2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022 - New Orleans, United States|
Duration: 2022 Jun 19 → 2022 Jun 24
|Name||Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition|
|Conference||2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022|
|Period||22/6/19 → 22/6/24|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Acknowledgements. Ming-Hsuan Yang is supported by the NSF CAREER grant 1149783. Munawar Hayat is supported by the ARC DECRA Fellowship DE200101100.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition