# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

August  2013, 7(3): 1031-1050. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2013.7.1031

## Fast total variation wavelet inpainting via approximated primal-dual hybrid gradient algorithm

 1 School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States

Received  May 2012 Revised  November 2012 Published  September 2013

The primal-dual hybrid gradient (PDHG) algorithm has been successfully applied to a number of total variation (TV) based image reconstruction problems for fast numerical solutions. We show that PDHG can also effectively solve the computational problem of image inpainting in wavelet domain, where high quality images are to be recovered from incomplete wavelet coefficients due to lossy data transmission. In particular, as the original PDHG algorithm requires the orthogonality of encoding operators for optimal performance, we propose an approximated PDHG algorithm to tackle the non-orthogonality of Daubechies 7-9 wavelet which is widely used in practice. We show that this approximated version essentially alters the gradient descent direction in the original PDHG algorithm, but eliminates its orthogonality restriction and retains low computation complexity. Moreover, we prove that the sequences generated by the approximated PDHG algorithm always converge monotonically to an exact solution of the TV based image reconstruction problem starting from any initial guess. We demonstrate that the approximated PDHG algorithm also works on more general image reconstruction problems with total variation regularizations, and analyze the condition on the step sizes that guarantees the convergence.
Citation: Xiaojing Ye, Haomin Zhou. Fast total variation wavelet inpainting via approximated primal-dual hybrid gradient algorithm. Inverse Problems & Imaging, 2013, 7 (3) : 1031-1050. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2013.7.1031
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