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Does Dehazing Model Preserve Color Information?

Abstract : —Image dehazing aims at estimating the image information lost caused by the presence of fog, haze and smoke in the scene during acquisition. Degradation causes a loss in contrast and color information, thus enhancement becomes an inevitable task in imaging applications and consumer photography. Color information has been mostly evaluated perceptually along with quality, but no work addresses specifically this aspect. We demonstrate how dehazing model affects color information on simulated and real images. We use a convergence model from perception of transparency to simulate haze on images. We evaluate color loss in terms of angle of hue in IPT color space, saturation in CIE LUV color space and perceived color difference in CIE LAB color space. Results indicate that saturation is critically changed and hue is changed for achromatic colors and blue/yellow colors, where usual image processing space are not showing constant hue lines. we suggest that a correction model based on color transparency perception could help to retrieve color information as an additive layer on dehazing algorithms.
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Jessica El Khoury, Jean-Baptiste Thomas, Alamin Mansouri. Does Dehazing Model Preserve Color Information?. SITIS 2014, Nov 2014, Marrakech, Morocco. ⟨10.1109/SITIS.2014.78⟩. ⟨hal-01202981⟩

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