The issue of image completion has been developed considerably over the last two decades, and many computational strategies have been proposed to fill-in missing regions in an incomplete image. When the incomplete image contains many small-sized irregular missing areas, a good alternative seems to be the matrix or tensor decomposition algorithms that yield low-rank approximations. However, this approach uses heuristic rank adaptation techniques, especially for images with many details. To tackle the obstacles of low-rank completion methods, we propose to model the incomplete images with overlapping blocks of Tucker decomposition representations where the factor matrices are determined by a hybrid version of the Gaussian radial basis function and polynomial interpolation. The experiments, carried out for various image completion and resolution up-scaling problems, demonstrate that our approach considerably outperforms the baseline and state-of-the-art low-rank completion methods.
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