Guided Image-to-Image Translation With Bi-Directional Feature Transformation

Badour AlBahar, Jia-Bin Huang; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 9016-9025

Abstract


We address the problem of guided image-to-image translation where we translate an input image into another while respecting the constraints provided by an external, user-provided guidance image. Various types of conditioning mechanisms for leveraging the given guidance image have been explored, including input concatenation, feature concatenation, and conditional affine transformation of feature activations. All these conditioning mechanisms, however, are uni-directional, i.e., no information flow from the input image back to the guidance. To better utilize the constraints of the guidance image, we present a bi-directional feature transformation (bFT) scheme. We show that our novel bFT scheme outperforms other conditioning schemes and has comparable results to state-of-the-art methods on different tasks.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{AlBahar_2019_ICCV,
author = {AlBahar, Badour and Huang, Jia-Bin},
title = {Guided Image-to-Image Translation With Bi-Directional Feature Transformation},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}
}