Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 77, Issue 19, pp 25905–25918 | Cite as

Single image deraining using deep convolutional networks

  • Meihua Wang
  • Jiaming Mai
  • Ruichu Cai
  • Yun Liang
  • Hua Wan


A deep learning-based single image deraining algorithm is proposed in this work. Instead of modeling a rain layer as a linear function between the rain image and its clear version as previous works do, we directly formulate the clear image as the result of a non-linear mapping of thrain image. We construct a coarse deraining convolutional network and a refinement convolutional network to learn this non-linear mapping function. The coarse deraining network is trained to detect the rain streaks with different directions, and restore a raw derained result. The refinement network aims at refining the result according to the raw derained image and the original rain image. By combining the two networks, we are able to well-restore the rain-free image. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed deraining method can produce high-quality clear images from both synthetic and real-world rain images, outperforming the state-of-the-art methods qualitatively and quantitatively.


Image deraining image restoration image enhancement deep learning 



This work is financially supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (61202269, 61472089, 61202293, 31600591), Science and Technology Plan Project of Guangdong Province (2014A050503057, 2015A020209124, 2016A020210087).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Mathematics and InformaticsSouth China Agricultural UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and TechnologyGuangdong University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina

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