Optimizing and Learning for Super-resolution
Lyndsey Pickup, Stephen Roberts and Andrew Zisserman
In: BMVC 2006, 4-7 Sept 2006, Edinburgh, UK.
In multiple-image super-resolution, a high resolution image is estimated from a number of lower-resolution images. This involves computing the parameters of a generative imaging model (such as geometric and photometric registration, and blur) and obtaining a MAP estimate by minimizing a cost function including an appropriate prior.
We consider the quite general geometric registration situation modelled by a plane projective transformation, and make two novel contributions: (i) in previous approaches the MAP estimate has been obtained by first computing and fixing the registration, and then computing the super-resolution image with this registration. We demonstrate that superior estimates are obtained by optimizing over both the registration and image; (ii) the parameters of the edge preserving prior are learnt automatically from the data, rather than being set by trial and error.