IceNet for Interactive Contrast Enhancement

Keunsoo Ko, Chang Su Kim

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A CNN-based interactive contrast enhancement algorithm, called IceNet, is proposed in this paper, which enables a user to adjust image contrast easily according to his or her preference. Specifically, a user provides a parameter for controlling the global brightness and two types of scribbles to darken or brighten local regions in an image. Then, given these annotations, IceNet estimates a gamma map for the pixel-wise gamma correction. Finally, through color restoration, an enhanced image is obtained. The user may provide annotations iteratively to obtain a satisfactory image. IceNet is also capable of producing a personalized enhanced image automatically, which can serve as a basis for further adjustment if so desired. Moreover, to train IceNet effectively and reliably, we propose three differentiable losses. Extensive experiments demonstrate that IceNet can provide users with satisfactorily enhanced images.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168342-168354
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • Interactive contrast enhancement
  • adaptive gamma correction
  • convolutional neural network
  • personalized contrast enhancement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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