Issue No. 02 - Mar.-Apr. (2016 vol. 36)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2016.26
Paulo L.J. Drews , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
Erickson R. Nascimento , Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Silvia S.C. Botelho , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
Mario Fernando Montenegro Campos , Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
In underwater environments, the scattering and absorption phenomena affect the propagation of light, degrading the quality of captured images. In this work, the authors present a method based on a physical model of light propagation that takes into account the most significant effects to image degradation: absorption, scattering, and backscattering. The proposed method uses statistical priors to restore the visual quality of the images acquired in typical underwater scenarios.
Image restoration, Scattering, Absorption, Visual computing, Image color analysis, Attenuation
P. L. Drews, E. R. Nascimento, S. S. Botelho and M. F. Campos, "Underwater Depth Estimation and Image Restoration Based on Single Images," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 24-35, 2016.