Spatial-Adaptive Network for Single Image Denoising
Previous works have shown that convolutional neural networks can achieve good performance in image denoising tasks. However, limited by the local rigid convolutional operation, these methods lead to oversmoothing artifacts. A deeper network structure could alleviate these problems, but at the cost of additional computational overhead. In this paper, we propose a novel spatial-adaptive denoising network (SADNet) for effcient single image blind noise removal. To adapt to changes in spatial textures and edges, we design a residual spatial-adaptive block. Deformable convolution is introduced to sample the spatially related features for weighting. An encoder-decoder structure with a context block is introduced to capture multiscale information. By conducting noise removal from coarse to fine, a high-quality noise-free image is obtained. We apply our method to both synthetic and real noisy image datasets. The experimental results demonstrate that our method outperforms the state-of-the-art denoising methods both quantitatively and visually."