Vol. 48, Issue 3, pp. 515-527
digital image processing, atmospheric scattering, dehazing
In this paper, we present a fog image degradation model with the combination of HSI color space and the atmosphere scattering model. Based on the model, a fast dehazing method with high color fidelity has been proposed. The main advantage of the proposed method compared with others is its speed. This speed allows the method to be applied within real-time processing applications as a step of preprocessing. Another advantage is the possibility to handle both color images and gray level images. The algorithm depends only on on two parameters, and both are easy to set. Experiments on haze images demonstrate that the proposed method can achieve wonderful image visibility with a higher computing speed.