Public Image Restoration Using Swin Transformer
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SwinIR: Image Restoration Using Swin Transformer

This repository is the official PyTorch implementation of SwinIR: Image Restoration Using Shifted Window Transformer (arxiv, supp). SwinIR ahcieves state-of-the-art performance in - bicubic/lighweight/real-world image SR - grayscale/color image denoising - JPEG compression artifact reduction

Image restoration is a long-standing low-level vision problem that aims to restore high-quality images from low-quality images (e.g., downscaled, noisy and compressed images). While state-of-the-art image restoration methods are based on convolutional neural networks, few attempts have been made with Transformers which show impressive performance on high-level vision tasks. In this paper, we propose a strong baseline model SwinIR for image restoration based on the Swin Transformer. SwinIR consists of three parts: shallow feature extraction, deep feature extraction and high-quality image reconstruction. In particular, the deep feature extraction module is composed of several residual Swin Transformer blocks (RSTB), each of which has several Swin Transformer layers together with a residual connection. We conduct experiments on three representative tasks: image super-resolution (including classical, lightweight and real-world image super-resolution), image denoising (including grayscale and color image denoising) and JPEG compression artifact reduction. Experimental results demonstrate that SwinIR outperforms state-of-the-art methods on different tasks by up to 0.14~0.45dB, while the total number of parameters can be reduced by up to 67%.


    title={SwinIR: Image Restoration Using Swin Transformer},
    author={Liang, Jingyun and Cao, Jiezhang and Sun, Guolei and Zhang, Kai and Van Gool, Luc and Timofte, Radu},
    journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2108.10257},