In this paper, a hybrid method for occlusion removal using Finite element based Bi-dimensional Empirical Mode Decomposition (FE-BEMD) and Exemplar based image inpainting is discussed. Initially, the image is decomposed into Intrinsic Mode Functions (IMFs) and a Residue using FEBEMD. Then the Exemplar based image inpainting algorithm is
applied to each of the IMFs and residue and the results are added together to get the inpainted image. The results obtained shows that the proposed method works well for removing large objects as well as small damages like scratches from images
D. Devasruthi, Dr. Hema Menon P., and Narayanankutty, K. A., “FE-BEMD and exemplar based hybrid image inpainting for occlusion removal”, International Journal of Computer Applications, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 38-44, 2011.