Learning wavelet coefficients for face super-resolution

Liu Ying, Sun Dinghua, Wang Fuping, Lim Keng Pang, Chiew Tuan Kiang, Lai Yi
2020 The Visual Computer  
Face image super-resolution imaging is an important technology which can be utilized in crime scene investigations and public security. Modern CNN-based super-resolution produces excellent results in terms of peak signal-to-noise ratio and the structural similarity index (SSIM). However, perceptual quality is generally poor, and the details of the facial features are lost. To overcome this problem, we propose a novel deep neural network to predict the super-resolution wavelet coefficients in
more » ... er to obtain clearer facial images. Firstly, this paper uses prior knowledge of face images to manually emphases relevant facial features with more attention. Then, a linear low-rank convolution in the network is used. Finally, image edge features from canny detector are applied to enhance super-resolution images during training. The experimental results show that the proposed method can achieve competitive PSNR and SSIM and produces images with much higher perceptual quality.
doi:10.1007/s00371-020-01925-2 fatcat:lqnjva6ttrgk7cxinwcbo5gupi