High-Resolution Image Synthesis and Semantic Manipulation With Conditional GANs

Ting-Chun Wang, Ming-Yu Liu, Jun-Yan Zhu, Andrew Tao, Jan Kautz, Bryan Catanzaro; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 8798-8807

Abstract


We present a new method for synthesizing high-resolution photo-realistic images from semantic label maps using conditional generative adversarial networks (conditional GANs). Conditional GANs have enabled a variety of applications, but the results are often limited to low-resolution and still far from realistic. In this work, we generate 2048x1024 visually appealing results with a novel adversarial loss, as well as new multi-scale generator and discriminator architectures. Furthermore, we extend our framework to interactive visual manipulation with two additional features. First, we incorporate object instance segmentation information, which enables object manipulations such as removing/adding objects and changing the object category. Second, we propose a method to generate diverse results given the same input, allowing users to edit the object appearance interactively. Human opinion studies demonstrate that our method significantly outperforms existing methods, advancing both the quality and the resolution of deep image synthesis and editing.

Related Material


[pdf] [arXiv]
[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Wang_2018_CVPR,
author = {Wang, Ting-Chun and Liu, Ming-Yu and Zhu, Jun-Yan and Tao, Andrew and Kautz, Jan and Catanzaro, Bryan},
title = {High-Resolution Image Synthesis and Semantic Manipulation With Conditional GANs},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}