Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences




Today, thanks to the rapid development of technology, the importance of digital images is increasing. However, sensor errors that may occur during the acquisition, interruptions in the transmission of images and errors in storage cause noise that degrades data quality. Salt and pepper noise, a common impulse noise, is one of the most well-known types of noise in digital images. This noise negatively affects the detailed analysis of the image. It is very important that pixels affected by noise are restored without loss of image fine details, especially at high level of noise density. Although many filtering algorithms have been proposed to remove noise, the enhancement of images with high noise levels is still complex, not efficient or requires very long runtime. In this paper, we propose an effective denoising filter that can restore the image effectively in terms of quality and speed with less complexity for high density noise level. In the experimental studies, we compare the denoising results of the proposed method with other state-of-the-art methods and the proposed algorithm is quantitatively and visually comparable to these algorithms when the noise intensity is up to 90%.


Noise reduction, image filtering, salt and pepper noise, median filter, impulse noise

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