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Wavelet-based Fourier Information Interaction with Frequency Diffusion Adjustment for Underwater Image Restoration

Chen Zhao · Weiling Cai · Chenyu Dong · Chengwei Hu

Arch 4A-E Poster #338
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Wed 19 Jun 5 p.m. PDT — 6:30 p.m. PDT


Underwater images are subject to intricate and diverse degradation, exerting an inevitable impact on the efficacy of underwater visual tasks. However, most approaches primarily operate in the raw pixel space of images, showing constrained exploration of underwater image frequency properties, leading to an inadequate utilization of deep models' representational capabilities in producing high-quality images. In this paper, we introduce a novel Underwater Image Enhancement (UIE) framework, named WF-Diff, designed to fully leverage the characteristics of frequency domain information and diffusion models. WF-Diff consists of two detachable networks: Wavelet-based Fourier information interaction network (WFI2-net) and Frequency Residual Diffusion Adjustment Module (FRDAM). With our full exploration of the frequency domain information, WFI2-net aims to achieve preliminary enhancement of frequency information in the wavelet space. Our proposed FRDAM can further refine the high- and low-frequency information of the initial enhanced images, which can be viewed as a plug-and-play universal module to adjustment the detail of the underwater images. With the above techniques, our algorithm can show SOTA performance on real-world underwater image datasets, and achieves competitive performance in visual quality. The code is availableat

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