Blind Visual Motif Removal From a Single Image

Amir Hertz, Sharon Fogel, Rana Hanocka, Raja Giryes, Daniel Cohen-Or; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019, pp. 6858-6867


Many images shared over the web include overlaid objects, or visual motifs, such as text, symbols or drawings, which add a description or decoration to the image. For example, decorative text that specifies where the image was taken, repeatedly appears across a variety of different images. Often, the reoccurring visual motif, is semantically similar, yet, differs in location, style and content (e.g. text placement, font and letters). This work proposes a deep learning based technique for blind removal of such objects. In the blind setting, the location and exact geometry of the motif are unknown. Our approach simultaneously estimates which pixels contain the visual motif, and synthesizes the underlying latent image. It is applied to a single input image, without any user assistance in specifying the location of the motif, achieving state-of-the-art results for blind removal of both opaque and semi-transparent visual motifs.

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author = {Hertz, Amir and Fogel, Sharon and Hanocka, Rana and Giryes, Raja and Cohen-Or, Daniel},
title = {Blind Visual Motif Removal From a Single Image},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}