Joint Bilateral Upsampling

Johannes Kopf, Michael Cohen, Dani Lischinski, and Matt Uyttendaele


Image analysis and enhancement tools such as tone mapping, colorization, stereo depth, and photomontage, require computing a solution (e.g., for exposure, chromaticity, disparity, labels) over the pixel grid. Computational and/or memory costs often require that a smaller solution be run over a down-sampled image. Although traditional upsampling methods can be used to interpolate the low resolution solution to the full resolution, these methods generally assume a smoothness prior for the interpolation.

We demonstrate that in the cases, such as those above, where a high resolution image is available, it can be leveraged as a prior in the context of a joint bilateral upsampling procedure to produce a better high resolution solution. We show results for each of the applications above and compare them to traditional upsampling methods.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2007)
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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