Enlargement for Images with Gaussian Noise by Embedded Filtering in the LP Algorithm

Shuai YUAN  Akira TAGUCHI  Masahide ABE  Masayuki KAWAMATA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E89-A   No.8   pp.2129-2139
Publication Date: 2006/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e89-a.8.2129
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Papers Selected from the 20th Symposium on Signal Processing)
Gaussian noise,  Laplacian pyramid,  ε-filter,  image enlargement,  

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In this paper, we propose an enlargement method for images with Gaussian noise based on the Laplacian pyramid (LP) representation. Unlike lowpass pre-processing approaches to the LP enlargement method, an embedded approach is used in this paper. Since the amplitude of Gaussian noise signals is smaller than the amplitude of image edge signals in the predicted LP stage, we adopt a modified ε-filter in the proposed LP enlargement algorithm to reduce the Gaussian noise. Experimental results show that the proposed method can obtain high accuracy denoise enlarged images.