Sea-thru is a physics-based
color reconstruction algorithm
Sea-thru works on RAW images or videos taken under natural light.
The distance (D) information can come from any source, e.g., structure-from-motion from multiple images, stereo image pair, specialized sensors, etc.
Sea-thru is a physics-based algorithm using the Akkaynak-Treibitz underwater image formation model (CVPR 2018). It does not use neural networks and was not trained on any dataset. It works without a color chart, or any information about the optical qualities or depth of the water body.
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Hover over the image to remove the water from the reef!
Image credit: Matan Yuval (Red Sea, Israel)
Video credit: Dr. Alex Jordan (Lake Tanganyika, Zambia)
Image credit: Dr. Derya Akkaynak (Papua New Guinea)
Image credit: Dr. Tom Shlesinger (Red Sea, Israel)
Davis Aquastarz Synchronized Swimming Team, photo courtesy of James Rokop.
Sea-thru is protected by a registered patent owned by Carmel Ltd the Economic Co. of the Haifa University and its subsidiary SeaErra.
Any use of this technology or other material presented here is prohibited without a prior written approval by the owners.
For more information, please contact Carmel@univ.haifa.ac.il.