Improved Image Enhancement Method Based on Retinex Algorithm

  • Tingting ZhangEmail author
  • Weiduo Zhu
  • Yujie Li
  • Yun Li
  • Bin Li
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 810)


In order to improve the visibility of foggy images, this paper uses two models to iteratively refine the image. In the first model, the image is first enhanced by histogram equalization and then enhanced by the Retinex algorithm. In the second model, the image is firstly enhanced with the Retinex algorithm, and then the gamma correction is used to adjust the brightness. From a theoretical analysis and practical experiments, this method improves the sharpness of the image while enhancing the image detail information and restoring the image color.


Foggy image Iterative refinement Histogram equalization Retinex Gamma correction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tingting Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Weiduo Zhu
    • 1
  • Yujie Li
    • 1
  • Yun Li
    • 1
  • Bin Li
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information EngineeringYangzhou UniversityYangzhouChina

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