Anisotropic image osmosis models for visual computing

Jeudi 11 janvier 14:15-15:15 - Luca Calatroni - Ecole Polytechnique

Résumé : We consider a drift-diffusion PDE modelling the non-symmetric physical phenomenon of osmosis (Weickert, ’13) and apply it to solve efficiently several imaging tasks such as image cloning, image compression and shadow removal. For the latter problem, in order to overcome the smearing artefacts on the shadow boundary due to the action of the Laplace operator, we extend the linear model by means of directional diffusion weights allowing for a combined osmosis and non-linear inpainting procedure. In particular, analogies with the second order diffusion inpainting equations (e.g. Harmonic, Absolutely Minimising Lipschitz Extensions, Total Variation) and connections with Grushin operators are shown. Numerical details on the efficient implementation of the model via appropriate stencils mimicking the anisotropy at a discrete level are presented and applications to camera and cultural heritage conservation images are also presented.

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