Image denoising is 1 of the fundamental problems in the image processing field since it is the preliminary step for many computer vision applications. Various approaches have been used for image denoising throughout the years from spatial filtering to model-based approaches. Having outperformed all traditional methods, neural-network-based discriminative methods have gained popularity in recent years. However, most of these methods still struggle to achieve flexibility against various noise levels and types. In this paper, a deep convolutional autoencoder combined with a variant of feature pyramid network is proposed for image denoising. Simulated data generated by Blender software along with corrupted natural images are used during training to improve robustness against various noise levels. Experimental results show that the proposed method can achieve competitive performance in blind Gaussian denoising with significantly less training time required compared to state of the art methods. Extensive experiments showed the proposed method gives promising performance in a wide range of noise levels with a single network.
ÇETİNKAYA, EKREM and KIRAÇ, MUSTAFA FURKAN
"Image denoising using deep convolutional autoencoder with feature pyramids,"
Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences: Vol. 28:
4, Article 20.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/elektrik/vol28/iss4/20