Learning to Blend Photos

Wei-Chih Hung, Jianming Zhang, Xiaohui Shen, Zhe Lin, Joon-Young Lee, Ming-Hsuan Yang; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 70-86


Photo blending is a common technique to create aesthetically pleasing artworks by combining multiple photos. However, the process of photo blending is usually time-consuming, and care must be taken in the process of blending, filtering, positioning, and masking each of the source photos. To make photo blending accessible to general public, we propose an efficient approach for automatic photo blending via deep learning. Specifically, given a foreground image and a background image, our proposed method automatically generates a set of blending photos with scores that indicate the aesthetics quality with the proposed quality network and policy network. Experimental results show that the proposed approach can effectively generate high quality blending photos with efficiency.

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author = {Hung, Wei-Chih and Zhang, Jianming and Shen, Xiaohui and Lin, Zhe and Lee, Joon-Young and Yang, Ming-Hsuan},
title = {Learning to Blend Photos},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}