Transfer Learning for Color Constancy via Statistic Perspective
Keywords:Computer Vision (CV)
AbstractColor Constancy aims to correct image color casts caused by scene illumination. Recently, although the deep learning approaches have remarkably improved on single-camera data, these models still suffer from the seriously insufficient data problem, resulting in shallow model capacity and degradation in multi-camera settings. In this paper, to alleviate this problem, we present a Transfer Learning Color Constancy (TLCC) method that leverages cross-camera RAW data and massive unlabeled sRGB data to support training. Specifically, TLCC consists of the Statistic Estimation Scheme (SE-Scheme) and Color-Guided Adaption Branch (CGA-Branch). SE-Scheme builds a statistic perspective to map the camera-related illumination labels into camera-agnostic form and produce pseudo labels for sRGB data, which greatly expands data for joint training. Then, CGA-Branch further promotes efficient transfer learning from sRGB to RAW data by extracting color information to regularize the backbone's features adaptively. Experimental results show the TLCC has overcome the data limitation and model degradation, outperforming the state-of-the-art performance on popular benchmarks. Moreover, the experiments also prove the TLCC is capable of learning new scenes information from sRGB data to improve accuracy on the RAW images with similar scenes.
How to Cite
Tang, Y., Kang, X., Li, C., Lin, Z., & Ming, A. (2022). Transfer Learning for Color Constancy via Statistic Perspective. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 36(2), 2361-2369. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v36i2.20135
AAAI Technical Track on Computer Vision II