WLS with diffusion distances


Example show the benefit of using the diffusion distances over the RGB color coordinates in the application of edge-aware smoothing. The images below show that the strong edges are better preserved using the diffusion maps while the same overall amount of smoothing is applied.

Instructions: Roll your mouse over each thumbnail to see a larger version of the image appear below. This makes it possible to easily flip back and forth between the images. Click on a thumbnail for a full resolution version of the image.


Input Image Lambda=5 (RGB) Lambda=10 (RGB)
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Lambda=5 (DM, t=2) Lambda=10 (DM, t=2)