Double Fractional-order Masks Image Enhancement
Image enhancement is better achieved when fractional-order masks are used rather than integer-order ones, this is due to the flexibility of fractional-order parameters control. This paper proposes a combination of fractional-order masks to be used in parallel as double filters system structure to improve image enhancement rather than using a single-stage filter. Various performance metrics are used in this work to evaluate the proposed system, such as Information Entropy (IE), Average Gradient (AG), Structural Similarity Index Metric (SSIM) and Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR). Based on visual as well as numerical results, it is found that the combination of two double masks is superior to the single fractional-order system in terms of enhancing texture and edges. © 2021 IEEE.