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This paper proposes a new ringing-artifact reduction method for image resizing in a block discrete cosine transform (DCT) domain. The proposed method reduces ringing artifacts without further blurring, whereas previous approaches must find a compromise between blurring and ringing artifacts. The proposed method consists of DCT-domain filtering and image-domain post-processing, which reduces ripples on smooth regions as well as overshoot near strong edges. By generating a mask map of the overshoot regions, we combine a ripple-reduced image and an overshoot-reduced image according to the mask map in the image domain to obtain a ringing-artifact reduced image. The experimental results show that the proposed method is computationally faster and produces visually finer images than previous ringing-artifact reduction approaches.
Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:21 , Issue: 7 )
Date of Publication: July 2011