Learning diverse image colorization

Aditya Deshpande, Jiajun Lu, Mao Chuang Yeh, Min Jin Chong, David Forsyth

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Abstract

Colorization is an ambiguous problem, with multiple viable colorizations for a single grey-level image. However, previous methods only produce the single most probable colorization. Our goal is to model the diversity intrinsic to the problem of colorization and produce multiple colorizations that display long-scale spatial co-ordination. We learn a low dimensional embedding of color fields using a variational autoencoder (VAE). We construct loss terms for the VAE decoder that avoid blurry outputs and take into account the uneven distribution of pixel colors. Finally, we build a conditional model for the multi-modal distribution between grey-level image and the color field embeddings. Samples from this conditional model result in diverse colorization. We demonstrate that our method obtains better diverse colorizations than a standard conditional variational autoencoder (CVAE) model, as well as a recently proposed conditional generative adversarial network (cGAN).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2877-2885
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781538604571
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 6 2017
Event30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2017Jul 26 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017
Volume2017-January

Other

Other30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period7/21/177/26/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Deshpande, A., Lu, J., Yeh, M. C., Chong, M. J., & Forsyth, D. (2017). Learning diverse image colorization. In Proceedings - 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017 (pp. 2877-2885). (Proceedings - 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017; Vol. 2017-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CVPR.2017.307