This work proposes a perceptual based No-reference perceptually weighted noise (NR_PWN) metric by integrating perceptually weighted local noise into a probability summation model. Unlike existing objective metrics, the proposed no-reference metric is able to predict the relative amount of noise perceived in images with different content. Results are reported on both the LIVE and TID2008 databases. The proposed no-reference metric achieves consistently a good performance across noise types and across databases as compared to many of the best very recent no-reference quality metrics.
Lina Karam ([email protected]) and Tong Zhu ([email protected])
IVU Lab, http://ivulab.asu.edu/
Tong Zhu and Lina Karam. “A no-reference objective image quality metric based on perceptually weighted local noise.” EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2014.1 (2014): 1-8.
The provided FR_PWN (full-reference perceptually weighted noise metric) and NR_PWN (No-reference perceptually weighted noise metric) Software is implemented in Matlab2012b. See Copyright Notice, Usage Conditions, and Disclaimer at the end of this file.
compute_FR_PWN.m computes the FR_PWN (Full-reference perceptually weighted noise metric) given an input distorted grayscale image and an input reference grayscale image.
compute_NR_PWN.m computes the NR_PWN (No-reference perceptually weighted noise metric) given an input distorted grayscale image.
Download the Test_Image_Set.zip from the same webpage of this code. Unzip these image set and put in the same directory with the code.
Four demo are provided to demonstrated the result presented in the paper.
Tong Zhu and Lina Karam. and Lina Karam. "A no-reference objective image quality metric based on perceptually weighted local noise." EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2014.1 (2014): 1-8.
To run FR_PWN on LIVE database white noise, use demo_FR_LIVE.m
To run NR_PWN on LIVE database white noise, use demo_NR_LIVE.m
To run FR_PWN on TID2008 database distortion type 1 and 5, use demo_FR_TID2008.m
To run NR_PWN on TID2008 database distortion type 1 and 5, use demo_NR_TID2008.m
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Download Test Image Set
The test image set contains: LIVE Test Image Set (white noise) and TID2008 Test Image Set (Distortion type 1 and 5) (LIVE Copyright Notice) and (TID2008 Copyright Notice)