Breaking down Polyblur: Fast Blind Correction of Small Anisotropic Blurs
Thomas Eboli, Jean-Michel Morel, Gabriele Facciolo
Thomas Eboli, Jean-Michel Morel, and Gabriele Facciolo, Breaking down Polyblur: Fast Blind Correction of Small Anisotropic Blurs, Image Processing On Line, 12 (2022), pp. 435–456.

Communicated by Julie Delon
Demo edited by Thomas Eboli


Polyblur is a two stage blind deblurring technique for removing small-sized blurs, like small camera shake or the lens point-spread function, proposed in 2021 by Delbracio et al. First, the blur is modeled with a zero-mean anisotropic Gaussian kernel whose parameters are rapidly estimated from the oriented blurry image gradients. Second, a sharp estimate is obtained by applying an approximate deconvolution filter, which is designed as a polynomial function of the estimated blurring kernel. Since in practice true blurs are not exactly Gaussian filters, the residual blur is gradually removed by repeating this two-stage procedure. Because it relies only on simple image manipulations, Polyblur is a quick blind deblurring technique, running in a fraction of a second on a smartphone. In this presentation, we analyze its key ingredients, showcase several use cases on real images, and provide Numpy and Pytorch implementations.