feature constraints, back-projection, super-resolution (SR)
Example-based super-resolution algorithms, which predict unknown high-resolution image information using a relationship model learnt from known high- and low-resolution image pairs, have attracted considerable interest in the field of image processing. In this paper, we propose a multi-example feature-constrained back-projection method for image super-resolution. Firstly, we take advantage of a feature-constrained polynomial interpolation method to enlarge the low-resolution image. Next, we consider low-frequency images of different resolutions to provide an example pair. Then, we use adaptive kNN search to find similar patches in the low-resolution image for every image patch in the high-resolution low-frequency image, leading to a regression model between similar patches to be learnt. The learnt model is applied to the low-resolution high-frequency image to produce high-resolution high-frequency information. An iterative back-projection algorithm is used as the final step to determine the final high-resolution image. Experimental results demonstrate that our method improves the visual quality of the high-resolution image.
Tsinghua University Press
Junlei Zhang, Dianguang Gai, Xin Zhang et al. Multi-example feature-constrained back-projection method for image super-resolution. Computational Visual Media 2017, 3(1): 73-82.