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  • Robby T. Tan
  • 2008
Bad weather, such as fog and haze, can significantly degrade the visibility of a scene. Optically, this is due to the substantial presence of particles in the atmosphere that absorb and scatter light. In computer vision, the absorption and scattering processes are commonly modeled by a linear combination of the direct attenuation and the airlight. Based on(More)
In inhomogeneous objects, highlights are linear combinations of diffuse and specular reflection components. To our knowledge, all methods that use a single input image require explicit color segmentation to deal with multicolored surfaces. Unfortunately, for complex textured images, current color segmentation algorithms are still problematic to segment(More)
Existing color constancy methods cannot handle both uniformly colored surfaces and highly textured surfaces in a single integrated framework. Statistics-based methods require many surface colors and become error prone when there are only a few surface colors. In contrast, dichromatic-based methods can successfully handle uniformly colored surfaces but(More)
Existing color constancy methods cannot handle both uniform colored surfaces and highly textured surfaces in a single integrated framework. Statistics-based methods require many surface colors, and become error prone when there are only few surface colors. In contrast, dichromatic-based methods can successfully handle uniformly colored surfaces, but cannot(More)
Most existing methods of reflection components decomposition using a single color image require color segmentation. Few methods that employ local operations are able to avoid the requirement; however, they usually suffer from color discontinuity problems. In this paper, we introduce a decomposition method using a single color image that does not require(More)
Raindrops adhered to a windscreen or window glass can significantly degrade the visibility of a scene. Detecting and removing raindrops will, therefore, benefit many computer vision applications, particularly outdoor surveillance systems and intelligent vehicle systems. In this paper, a method that automatically detects and removes adherent raindrops is(More)
This paper presents a method to estimate geometrical, photometrical, and environmental information of a single-viewed object in one integrated framework under fixed viewing position and fixed illumination direction. These three types of information are important to render a photorealis-tic image of a real object. Photometrical information represents the(More)
Many algorithms in computer vision assume diffuse only reflections and deem specular reflections to be outliers. However, in the real world, the presence of specular reflections is inevitable since there are many dielectric inhomogeneous objects which have both diffuse and specular reflections. To resolve this problem, we present a method to separate the(More)
This paper addresses the problem of rain streak removal from a single image. Rain streaks impair visibility of an image and introduce undesirable interference that can severely affect the performance of computer vision algorithms. Rain streak removal can be formulated as a layer decomposition problem, with a rain streak layer superimposed on a background(More)