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2-D adaptive noise-removal filtering

The syntax wiener2(I,[m n],[mblock nblock],noise) has been removed. Use the wiener2(I,[m n],noise) syntax instead.


J = wiener2(I,[m n],noise)
[J,noise] = wiener2(I,[m n])


wiener2 lowpass-filters a grayscale image that has been degraded by constant power additive noise. wiener2 uses a pixelwise adaptive Wiener method based on statistics estimated from a local neighborhood of each pixel.

J = wiener2(I,[m n],noise) filters the image I using pixelwise adaptive Wiener filtering, using neighborhoods of size m-by-n to estimate the local image mean and standard deviation. If you omit the [m n] argument, m and n default to 3. The additive noise (Gaussian white noise) power is assumed to be noise.

[J,noise] = wiener2(I,[m n]) also estimates the additive noise power before doing the filtering. wiener2 returns this estimate in noise.

Class Support

The input image I is a two-dimensional image of class uint8, uint16, int16, single, or double. The output image J is of the same size and class as I.


For an example, see Remove Noise By Adaptive Filtering.

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wiener2 estimates the local mean and variance around each pixel.




where η is the N-by-M local neighborhood of each pixel in the image A. wiener2 then creates a pixelwise Wiener filter using these estimates,


where ν2 is the noise variance. If the noise variance is not given, wiener2 uses the average of all the local estimated variances.


[1] Lim, Jae S., Two-Dimensional Signal and Image Processing, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall, 1990, p. 548, equations 9.26, 9.27, and 9.29.

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Introduced before R2006a

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