Single image dehazing via multi-scale convolutional neural networks

Wenqi Ren, Si Liu, Hua Zhang, Jinshan Pan, Xiaochun Cao, Ming Hsuan Yang

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Abstract

The performance of existing image dehazing methods is limited by hand-designed features, such as the dark channel, color disparity and maximum contrast, with complex fusion schemes. In this paper, we propose a multi-scale deep neural network for single-image dehazing by learning the mapping between hazy images and their corresponding transmission maps. The proposed algorithm consists of a coarse-scale net which predicts a holistic transmission map based on the entire image, and a fine-scale net which refines results locally. To train the multiscale deep network, we synthesize a dataset comprised of hazy images and corresponding transmission maps based on the NYU Depth dataset. Extensive experiments demonstrate that the proposed algorithm performs favorably against the state-of-the-art methods on both synthetic and real-world images in terms of quality and speed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision - 14th European Conference, ECCV 2016, Proceedings
EditorsBastian Leibe, Nicu Sebe, Max Welling, Jiri Matas
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages154-169
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319464749
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Event14th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2016 Oct 82016 Oct 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9906 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference14th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period16/10/816/10/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Ren, W., Liu, S., Zhang, H., Pan, J., Cao, X., & Yang, M. H. (2016). Single image dehazing via multi-scale convolutional neural networks. In B. Leibe, N. Sebe, M. Welling, & J. Matas (Eds.), Computer Vision - 14th European Conference, ECCV 2016, Proceedings (pp. 154-169). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9906 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46475-6_10