About: Image scaling is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 3541 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 50108 citation(s). The topic is also known as: upscaling & downscaling.
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TL;DR: This paper adapt and expand kernel regression ideas for use in image denoising, upscaling, interpolation, fusion, and more and establishes key relationships with some popular existing methods and shows how several of these algorithms are special cases of the proposed framework.
Abstract: In this paper, we make contact with the field of nonparametric statistics and present a development and generalization of tools and results for use in image processing and reconstruction. In particular, we adapt and expand kernel regression ideas for use in image denoising, upscaling, interpolation, fusion, and more. Furthermore, we establish key relationships with some popular existing methods and show how several of these algorithms, including the recently popularized bilateral filter, are special cases of the proposed framework. The resulting algorithms and analyses are amply illustrated with practical examples
TL;DR: Applications to image and signal processing include interpolation, smoothing, filtering, enlargement, and reduction, and experimental results are presented for illustrative purposes in two-dimensional image format.
Abstract: This paper presents the use of B-splines as a tool in various digital signal processing applications. The theory of B-splines is briefly reviewed, followed by discussions on B-spline interpolation and B-spline filtering. Computer implementation using both an efficient software viewpoint and a hardware method are discussed. Finally, experimental results are presented for illustrative purposes in two-dimensional image format. Applications to image and signal processing include interpolation, smoothing, filtering, enlargement, and reduction.
TL;DR: The resulting active contour model offers a tractable implementation of the original Mumford-Shah model to simultaneously segment and smoothly reconstruct the data within a given image in a coupled manner and leads to a novel PDE-based approach for simultaneous image magnification, segmentation, and smoothing.
Abstract: We first address the problem of simultaneous image segmentation and smoothing by approaching the Mumford-Shah (1989) paradigm from a curve evolution perspective. In particular, we let a set of deformable contours define the boundaries between regions in an image where we model the data via piecewise smooth functions and employ a gradient flow to evolve these contours. Each gradient step involves solving an optimal estimation problem for the data within each region, connecting curve evolution and the Mumford-Shah functional with the theory of boundary-value stochastic processes. The resulting active contour model offers a tractable implementation of the original Mumford-Shah model (i.e., without resorting to elliptic approximations which have traditionally been favored for greater ease in implementation) to simultaneously segment and smoothly reconstruct the data within a given image in a coupled manner. Various implementations of this algorithm are introduced to increase its speed of convergence. We also outline a hierarchical implementation of this algorithm to handle important image features such as triple points and other multiple junctions. Next, by generalizing the data fidelity term of the original Mumford-Shah functional to incorporate a spatially varying penalty, we extend our method to problems in which data quality varies across the image and to images in which sets of pixel measurements are missing. This more general model leads us to a novel PDE-based approach for simultaneous image magnification, segmentation, and smoothing, thereby extending the traditional applications of the Mumford-Shah functional which only considers simultaneous segmentation and smoothing.
TL;DR: A new edge-guided nonlinear interpolation technique is proposed through directional filtering and data fusion that can preserve edge sharpness and reduce ringing artifacts in image interpolation algorithms.
Abstract: Preserving edge structures is a challenge to image interpolation algorithms that reconstruct a high-resolution image from a low-resolution counterpart. We propose a new edge-guided nonlinear interpolation technique through directional filtering and data fusion. For a pixel to be interpolated, two observation sets are defined in two orthogonal directions, and each set produces an estimate of the pixel value. These directional estimates, modeled as different noisy measurements of the missing pixel are fused by the linear minimum mean square-error estimation (LMMSE) technique into a more robust estimate, using the statistics of the two observation sets. We also present a simplified version of the LMMSE-based interpolation algorithm to reduce computational cost without sacrificing much the interpolation performance. Experiments show that the new interpolation techniques can preserve edge sharpness and reduce ringing artifacts
Abstract: When resampling an image to a new set of coordinates (for example, when rotating an image), there is often a noticeable loss in image quality. To preserve image quality, the interpolating function used for the resampling should be an ideal low-pass filter. To determine which limited extent convolving functions would provide the best interpolation, five functions were compared: A) nearest neighbor, B) linear, C) cubic B-spline, D) high-resolution cubic spline with edge enhancement (a = -1), and E) high-resolution cubic spline (a = -0.5). The functions which extend over four picture elements (C, D, E) were shown to have a better frequency response than those which extend over one (A) or two (B) pixels. The nearest neighbor function shifted the image up to one-half a pixel. Linear and cubic B-spline interpolation tended to smooth the image. The best response was obtained with the high-resolution cubic spline functions. The location of the resampled points with respect to the initial coordinate system has a dramatic effect on the response of the sampled interpolating function?the data are exactly reproduced when the points are aligned, and the response has the most smoothing when the resampled points are equidistant from the original coordinate points. Thus, at the expense of some increase in computing time, image quality can be improved by resampled using the high-resolution cubic spline function as compared to the nearest neighbor, linear, or cubic B-spline functions.