SmoothBilateralGuided node

This documentation is for version 2.0 of SmoothBilateralGuided.


Apply joint/cross bilateral filtering on image A, guided by the intensity differences of image B. Uses the ‘blur_bilateral’ function from the CImg library.

CImg is a free, open-source library distributed under the CeCILL-C (close to the GNU LGPL) or CeCILL (compatible with the GNU GPL) licenses. It can be used in commercial applications (see


Input Description Optional
Guide The guide image indicates where similar pixels are located in each neighborhood. The neighborhood of a pixel consists of pixels that are within a neighborhood of side sigma_s, which have an intensity/value in the Guide image that is within a range of size sigma_r around the intensity of the considered pixel. No
Source   No


Parameter / script name Type Default Function
Spatial Std Dev / sigma_s Double 10 Standard deviation of the spatial kernel (positional sigma), in pixel units (>=0). A reasonable value is 1/16 of the image dimension. Small values (1 pixel and below) will slow down filtering.
Value Std Dev / sigma_r Double 0.3 Standard deviation of the range kernel (color sigma), in intensity units (>=0). A reasonable value is 1/10 of the intensity range. In the context of denoising, Liu et al. (“Noise estimation from a single image”, CVPR2006) recommend a value of 1.95*sigma_n, where sigma_n is the local image noise. Small values (1/256 of the intensity range and below) will slow down filtering.
Iterations / iterations Integer 2 Number of iterations.
(Un)premult / premult Boolean Off Divide the image by the alpha channel before processing, and re-multiply it afterwards. Use if the input images are premultiplied.
Invert Mask / maskInvert Boolean Off When checked, the effect is fully applied where the mask is 0.
Mix / mix Double 1 Mix factor between the original and the transformed image.