NTIRE 2022 Image Inpainting Challenge: Report

Andrés Romero, Angela Castillo, Jose Abril-Nova, Radu Timofte, Ritwik Das, Sanchit Hira, Zhihong Pan, Min Zhang, Baopu Li, Dongliang He, Tianwei Lin, Fu Li, Chengyue Wu, Xianming Liu, Xinying Wang, Yi Yu, Jie Yang, Rengang Li, Yaqian Zhao, Zhenhua Guo, Baoyu Fan, Xiaochuan Li, Runze Zhang, Zeyu Lu, Junqin Huang, Gang Wu, Junjun Jiang, Jiayin Cai, Changlin Li, Xin Tao, Yu-Wing Tai, Xiaoqiang Zhou, Huaibo Huang; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2022, pp. 1150-1182


Image Inpainting has recently become an important research problem due to the rise of generative image synthesis models. While many solutions have been proposed for this problem, it is challenging to establish a testbed due to the different possible types of inpainting masks, e.g., completion mask, expand mask, thick brushes mask, etc. Most inpainting solutions shine on object removal or texture synthesis, while semantic generation is still difficult to achieve. To address these issues, we introduce the first general Image Inpainting Challenge. The target is to develop solutions that can achieve a robust performance across different and challenging masks while generating compelling semantic images. The proposed challenge consists of two tracks: unsupervised image inpainting and semantically-guided image inpainting. For Track 1, the participants were provided with four datasets: FFHQ, Places, ImageNet, and WikiArt, and trained their models to perform a mask-agnostic image inpainting solution. For Track 2, FFHQ and Places only. This report gathers the description and discussion of all solutions that participated in the final stage of the challenge.

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@InProceedings{Romero_2022_CVPR, author = {Romero, Andr\'es and Castillo, Angela and Abril-Nova, Jose and Timofte, Radu and Das, Ritwik and Hira, Sanchit and Pan, Zhihong and Zhang, Min and Li, Baopu and He, Dongliang and Lin, Tianwei and Li, Fu and Wu, Chengyue and Liu, Xianming and Wang, Xinying and Yu, Yi and Yang, Jie and Li, Rengang and Zhao, Yaqian and Guo, Zhenhua and Fan, Baoyu and Li, Xiaochuan and Zhang, Runze and Lu, Zeyu and Huang, Junqin and Wu, Gang and Jiang, Junjun and Cai, Jiayin and Li, Changlin and Tao, Xin and Tai, Yu-Wing and Zhou, Xiaoqiang and Huang, Huaibo}, title = {NTIRE 2022 Image Inpainting Challenge: Report}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {1150-1182} }