An image dependent stopping method for iterative denoising procedures
Iterative methods are very successful for denoising images corrupted by random valued impulse noise. However, choosing the optimal number of iterations is a difficult issue. In this letter, a stopping method is proposed: the iterative denoising process is stopped when the number of cleaned pixels is minimal. It corresponds to the moment when the denoising process tends to modify noise-free pixels. It also corresponds with a high precision to the maximum of PSNR of the restored image. The originality of the method is that no a priori iteration number is to be chosen but the method results from image information. The proposed stopping strategy is therefore an efficient and image dependent method that can be easily implemented on real data.
KeywordsImpulse noise Image denoising Impulse noise removal Iterative denoising Optimal iteration number
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