Faruk Ahmed, Swagatam Das
Oct 1, 2014
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
Suppression of impulse noise in images is an important problem in image processing. In this paper, we propose a novel adaptive iterative fuzzy filter for denoising images corrupted by impulse noise. It operates in two stages-detection of noisy pixels with an adaptive fuzzy detector followed by denoising using a weighted mean filter on the “good” pixels in the filter window. Experimental results demonstrate the algorithm to be superior to state-of-the-art filters. The filter is also shown to be robust to very high levels of noise, retrieving meaningful detail at noise levels as high as 97%.