ChromaGAN: Adversarial Picture Colorization with Semantic Class Distribution

Patricia Vitoria, Lara Raad, Coloma Ballester; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2020, pp. 2445-2454

Abstract


The colorization of grayscale images is an ill-posed problem, with multiple correct solutions. In this paper, we propose an adversarial learning colorization approach coupled with semantic information. A generative network is used to infer the chromaticity of a given grayscale image conditioned to semantic clues. This network is framed in an adversarial model that learns to colorize by incorporating perceptual and semantic understanding of color and class distributions. The model is trained via a fully self-supervised strategy. Qualitative and quantitative results show the capacity of the proposed method to colorize images in a realistic way achieving state-of-the-art results.

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@InProceedings{Vitoria_2020_WACV,
author = {Vitoria, Patricia and Raad, Lara and Ballester, Coloma},
title = {ChromaGAN: Adversarial Picture Colorization with Semantic Class Distribution},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)},
month = {March},
year = {2020}
}