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Underwater Enhanced Detail and Dehaze Technique (UEDD) for Underwater Image Enhancement

  • Danny Ngo Lung YaoEmail author
  • Abdullah Bade
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08234-9_375-1



Underwater image enhancement is a process to improve the underwater image quality for further applications in several ways such as to recover image visibility, preserve details, reduce image noises, and improve contrast and color balance.


Underwater images are often distorted due to two main reasons such as the light absorption and scattering. Water tends to absorb the red light (longest wavelength) compared to blue and green lights. Thus, the underwater images will become bluish or greenish appearance. Underwater images also suffered in limited range visibility, low contrast, and blurring due to the light scattering effects. Therefore, underwater image enhancement is needed to be carried to improve the underwater image quality, enhance image contrast, and restore the image visibility.

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The early attempt in recovering underwater image visibility was the polarization analysis...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Natural ResourcesUniversiti Malaysia SabahKota KinabaluMalaysia