Photon-Limited Deblurring Dataset

Real-world dataset for evaluating deblurring algorithms in photon-limited scenes


  • 30 low-light photon shot noise corrputed, blurred images in RAW format
  • Corresponding blur kernel captured using a 30µm pinhole
  • Ground truth for each image.

For a description of how to evaluate your deblurring algorithm on this dataset, refer to the file in our Github repository.


In this section we can show the differences in granularity of alternate methods to ours. Hover over the image and use the magnifying glass to see the differences between the algorithms.

The bottom left corner of the noisy image shows its kernel.

Sample images from dataset:

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Current Benchmarks

Unrolled-Poisson PnP [1] 23.48 0.566
Deep-Wiener Deconvolution [2] 22.85 0.561
Deep PnP Image Restoration [3] 22.09 0.548
PURE-LET [4] 20.88 0.501
RGDN [5] 19.80 0.476
  • [1] Sanghvi, Yash, Abhiram Gnanasambandam, and Stanley H. Chan. "Photon Limited Non-Blind Deblurring Using Algorithm Unrolling." arXiv preprint arXiv:2110.15314 2021
  • [2] J. Dong, S. Roth, and B. Schiele, “Deep Wiener deconvolution: Wiener meets deep learning for image deblurring,” in 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, Curran Associates, Inc., 2020
  • [3] K. Zhang, W. Zuo, S. Gu, and L. Zhang, “Learning deep CNN denoiser prior for image restoration,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, pp. 3929–3938, 2017.
  • [4] J. Li, F. Luisier, and T. Blu, “Pure-let image deconvolution,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 92–105, 2017.
  • [5] D. Gong, Z. Zhang, Q. Shi, A. van den Hengel, C. Shen, and Y. Zhang, “Learning deep gradient descent optimization for image deconvolution,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 31, no. 12, pp. 5468–5482, 2020