Multi-Modal Spectral Image Super-Resolution

Recent advances have shown the great power of deep convolutional neural networks (CNN) to learn the relationship between low and high-resolution image patches. However, these methods only take a single-scale image as input and require large amount of data to train without the risk of overfitting. In this paper, we tackle the problem of multi-modal spectral image super-resolution while constraining our-selves to a small dataset. We propose the use of different modalities to improve the performance of neural networks on the spectral super-resolution problem. First, we use multiple downscaled versions of the same image to infer a better high-resolution image for training, we refer to these inputs as a multi-scale modality. Furthermore, color images are usually taken at a higher resolution than spectral images, so we make use of color images as another modality to improve the super-resolution network. By combining both modalities, we build a pipeline that learns to super-resolve using multi-scale spectral inputs guided by a color image. Finally, we validate our method and show that it is economic in terms of parameters and computation time, while still producing state-of-the-art results.

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Perceptual Image Restoration and Manipulation (PIRM) Workshop (in conjunction with ECCV 2018), Munich, Germany, September 14, 2018
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