Pyramid Real Image Denoising Network [article]

Yiyun Zhao, Zhuqing Jiang, Aidong Men, Guodong Ju
2019 arXiv   pre-print
While deep Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have shown extraordinary capability of modelling specific noise and denoising, they still perform poorly on real-world noisy images. The main reason is that the real-world noise is more sophisticated and diverse. To tackle the issue of blind denoising, in this paper, we propose a novel pyramid real image denoising network (PRIDNet), which contains three stages. First, the noise estimation stage uses channel attention mechanism to recalibrate the
more » ... annel importance of input noise. Second, at the multi-scale denoising stage, pyramid pooling is utilized to extract multi-scale features. Third, the stage of feature fusion adopts a kernel selecting operation to adaptively fuse multi-scale features. Experiments on two datasets of real noisy photographs demonstrate that our approach can achieve competitive performance in comparison with state-of-the-art denoisers in terms of both quantitative measure and visual perception quality. Code is available at https://github.com/491506870/PRIDNet.
arXiv:1908.00273v2 fatcat:ww4xrbmwbncxhp76te2tajbf44