For decades, super-resolution has been a widely applied technique to improve the spatial resolution of an image without hardware modification. Despite the advantages, super-resolution suffers from ill-posedness, a problem that makes the technique susceptible to multiple solutions. Therefore, scholars have proposed regularization approaches as attempts to address the challenge. The present work introduces a parameterized diffusion-steered regularization framework that integrates total variation (TV) and Perona-Malik (PM) smoothing functionals into the classical super-resolution model. The goal is to establish an automatic interplay between TV and PM regularizers such that only their critical useful properties are extracted to well pose the super-resolution problem, and hence, to generate reliable and appreciable results. Extensive analysis of the proposed resolution-enhancement model shows that it can respond well on different image regions. Experimental results provide further evidence that the proposed model outperforms.
Part of the book: Colorimetry and Image Processing