Aerial Image Color Balancing Based on Rank-Deficient Free Network

Zongqian Zhan, Li Zheng, Minglu Wei, Manzhu Yu, Wenjie Jian

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In the process of digital image acquisition, color inconsistency is a common issue due to the influence of photographic conditions. The inconsistency of color affects the quality of digital orthophoto products and subsequent applications significantly, and this issue remains challenging both in the academia and industry. This paper proposes a color equalization method for aerial image based on block adjustment and an improved color balance model based on the analysis of causes for color deviation. Two nonlinear functions are used to simulate the process of color deviation and correct the color of images. Due to the existence of error, the color corrected images still have minor deviations in the color of the overlapped regions. Therefore, this research introduces an error equation to address this issue and uses the least square principle to calculate the adjustment. The simulation experiments and real experiments are carried out on several groups of aerial image data respectively. The results show that the method not only achieves better visual effect but also has a higher adjustment precision. Finally, the rationality and parameters of the model proposed in this paper are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18838-18854
Number of pages17
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Computer Science


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