Combining Poisson singular integral and total variation prior models in image restoration

Pablo Ruiz, Hiram Madero-Orozco, Javier Mateos*, Osslan Osiris Vergara-Villegas, Rafael Molina, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, a novel Bayesian image restoration method based on a combination of priors is presented. It is well known that the Total Variation (TV) image prior preserves edge structures while imposing smoothness on the solutions. However, it tends to oversmooth textured areas. To alleviate this problem we propose to combine the TV and the Poisson Singular Integral (PSI) models, which, as we will show, preserves the image textures. The PSI prior depends on a parameter that controls the shape of the filter. A study on the behavior of the filter as a function of this parameter is presented. Our restoration model utilizes a bound for the TV image model based on the majorization-minimization principle, and performs maximum a posteriori Bayesian inference. In order to assess the performance of the proposed approach, in the experimental section we compare it with other restoration methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-308
Number of pages13
JournalSignal Processing
StatePublished - Oct 2014


  • Bayesian image restoration
  • Deblurring
  • Denoising
  • Poisson Singular Integral
  • Total Variation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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