Disentangling Structure and Aesthetics for Style-Aware Image Completion

Andrew Gilbert, John Collomosse, Hailin Jin, Brian Price; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 1848-1856

Abstract


Content-aware image completion or in-painting is a fundamental tool for the correction of defects or removal of objects in images. We propose a non-parametric in-painting algorithm that enforces both structural and aesthetic (style) consistency within the resulting image. Our contributions are two-fold: 1) we explicitly disentangle image structure and style during patch search and selection to ensure a visually consistent look and feel within the target image; 2) we perform adaptive stylization of patches to conform the aesthetics of selected patches to the target image, so harmonising the integration of selected patches into the final composition. We show that explicit consideration of visual style during in-painting delivers excellent qualitative and quantitative results across the varied image styles and content, over the Places2 photographic dataset and a challenging new in-painting dataset of artwork derived from BAM!

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Gilbert_2018_CVPR,
author = {Gilbert, Andrew and Collomosse, John and Jin, Hailin and Price, Brian},
title = {Disentangling Structure and Aesthetics for Style-Aware Image Completion},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}