Generative Adaptive Convolutions for Real-World Noisy Image Denoising


  • Ruijun Ma University of Macau Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University
  • Shuyi Li University of Macau
  • Bob Zhang Univerisity of Macau
  • Zhengming Li Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University



Computer Vision (CV)


Recently, deep learning techniques are soaring and have shown dramatic improvements in real-world noisy image denoising. However, the statistics of real noise generally vary with different camera sensors and in-camera signal processing pipelines. This will induce problems of most deep denoisers for the overfitting or degrading performance due to the noise discrepancy between the training and test sets. To remedy this issue, we propose a novel flexible and adaptive denoising network, coined as FADNet. Our FADNet is equipped with a plane dynamic filter module, which generates weight filters with flexibility that can adapt to the specific input and thereby impedes the FADNet from overfitting to the training data. Specifically, we exploit the advantage of the spatial and channel attention, and utilize this to devise a decoupling filter generation scheme. The generated filters are conditioned on the input and collaboratively applied to the decoded features for representation capability enhancement. We additionally introduce the Fourier transform and its inverse to guide the predicted weight filters to adapt to the noisy input with respect to the image contents. Experimental results demonstrate the superior denoising performances of the proposed FADNet versus the state-of-the-art. In contrast to the existing deep denoisers, our FADNet is not only flexible and efficient, but also exhibits a compelling generalization capability, enjoying tremendous potential for practical usage.




How to Cite

Ma, R., Li, S., Zhang, B., & Li, Z. (2022). Generative Adaptive Convolutions for Real-World Noisy Image Denoising. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 36(2), 1935-1943.



AAAI Technical Track on Computer Vision II