Coarse-to-fine Disentangling Demoiréing Framework for Recaptured Screen Images

Ce Wang, Bin He, Shengsen Wu, Renjie Wan, Boxin Shi, Ling Yu Duan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Removing the undesired moiré patterns from images capturing the contents displayed on screens is of increasing research interest, as the need for recording and sharing the instant information conveyed by the screens is growing. Previous demoiréing methods provide limited investigations into the formation process of moiré patterns to exploit moiré-specific priors for guiding the learning of demoiréing models. In this paper, we investigate the moiré pattern formation process from the perspective of signal aliasing, and correspondingly propose a coarse-to-fine disentangling demoiréeing framework. In this framework, we first disentangle the moiré pattern layer and the clean image with alleviated ill-posedness based on the derivation of our moiré image formation model. Then we refine the demoiréing results exploiting both the frequency domain features and edge attention, considering moiré patterns' property on spectrum distribution and edge intensity revealed in our aliasing based analysis. Experiments on several datasets show that the proposed method performs favorably against state-of-the-art methods. Besides, the proposed method is validated to adapt well to different data sources and scales, especially on the high-resolution moiré images.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9439-9453
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Issue number8
Early online date8 Feb 2023
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Moiré pattern
  • layer separation
  • signal aliasing


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