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Wearable ImageNet: Synthesizing Tileable Textures via Dataset Distillation
Recent methods for Dataset Distillation are able to take in a large set of images of a specific class (e.g., from ImageNet) and synthesize a single image, such that a classifier trained on that image could perform similarly to one trained on the original dataset. It was noticed that the resulting "distilled images" are often quite visually pleasing. In this paper, we describe a simple method for generating tileable distilled textures by sampling random crops from a toroidal canvas of synthetic pixels while enforcing that all such crops serve as effective distilled training data. Such distilled textures not only summarize a given image category in a visually interesting way, but also allow for generation of infinite texture patterns suitable for printing on fabric, clothing, etc. This paper might be just the first step in making the ImageNet dataset into a fashion statement.