Information Technology Journal1812-56381812-5646Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/itj.2005.456.461ShitongWang Li Yueyang F.L. Chung Chen Shu 4200544In this study, an iterative self-adaptive filtering algorithm based on local extreme value noise detection for impulsive noise reduction in color images was presented. First, the new filter detects the corrupted image pixels; then, it replaces the corrupted pixels and preserves the original undistorted image pixels. The results here demonstrate that the proposed algorithm outperforms the standard multichannel filters in reducing impulsive noise and retaining edges and corners in color images. The distinctive advantage of the proposed algorithm is its very simplicity yet excellent performance.]]>Pitas, I. and A.N. Venetsanopoulos,1992Smolka, B., K.N. Plataniotis, A. Chydzinski, M. Szczepanski, A.N. Venetsanopoulos and K. Wojciechowski,2002Trahanias, P.E. and A.N. Venetsanopoulos,1993Astola, J., P. Haavisto and Y. Neuovo,1990Smolka, B. and K. Wojciechowski,2001Venetsanopoulos, A.N. and K.N. Plataniotis,1995Pitas, I. and A.N. Venetsanopoulos,1990Plataniotis, K.N. and A.N. Venetsanopoulos,2000Pitas, I. and P. Tsakalides,1991Karakos, D.G. and P.E. Trahanias,1995Kourouthanassis, P., L. Koukara, C. Lazaris and K. Thiveos,2001