Edge-Forming Methods for Image Zooming
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- Cha, Y. & Kim, S. J Math Imaging Vis (2006) 25: 353. doi:10.1007/s10851-006-7250-2
The article is concerned with edge-forming methods to be applied as a post-process for image zooming. Image zooming via standard interpolation methods often produces the so-called checkerboard effect, in particular, when the magnification factor is large. In order to remove the artifact and to form reliable edges, a nonlinear semi-discrete model and its numerical algorithm are suggested along with anisotropic edge-forming numerical schemes. The algorithm is analyzed for stability and choices of parameters. For image zooming by integer factors, a few iterations of the algorithm can form clear and sharp edges for gray-scale images. Various examples are presented to show effectiveness and efficiency of the newly-suggested edge-forming strategy.