Models, code, and papers for "Victor Kitov":

Real-Time Style Transfer With Strength Control

Apr 18, 2019
Victor Kitov

Style transfer is a problem of rendering a content image in the style of another style image. A natural and common practical task in applications of style transfer is to adjust the strength of stylization. Algorithm of Gatys et al. (2016) provides this ability by changing the weighting factors of content and style losses but is computationally inefficient. Real-time style transfer introduced by Johnson et al. (2016) enables fast stylization of any image by passing it through a pre-trained transformer network. Although fast, this architecture is not able to continuously adjust style strength. We propose an extension to real-time style transfer that allows direct control of style strength at inference, still requiring only a single transformer network. We conduct qualitative and quantitative experiments that demonstrate that the proposed method is capable of smooth stylization strength control and removes certain stylization artifacts appearing in the original real-time style transfer method. Comparisons with alternative real-time style transfer algorithms, capable of adjusting stylization strength, show that our method reproduces style with more details.


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Style Transfer With Adaptation to the Central Objects of the Scene

Jun 04, 2019
Alexey Schekalev, Victor Kitov

Style transfer is a problem of rendering image with some content in the style of another image, for example a family photo in the style of a painting of some famous artist. The drawback of classical style transfer algorithm is that it imposes style uniformly on all parts of the content image, which perturbs central objects on the content image, such as faces or text, and makes them unrecognizable. This work proposes a novel style transfer algorithm which automatically detects central objects on the content image, generates spatial importance mask and imposes style non-uniformly: central objects are stylized less to preserve their recognizability and other parts of the image are stylized as usual to preserve the style. Three methods of automatic central object detection are proposed and evaluated qualitatively and via a user evaluation study. Both comparisons demonstrate higher quality of stylization compared to the classical style transfer method.


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Depth-Preserving Real-Time Arbitrary Style Transfer

Jun 03, 2019
Konstantin Kozlovtsev, Victor Kitov

Style transfer is the process of rendering one image with some content in the style of another image, representing the style. Recent studies of Liu et al. (2017) have shown significant improvement of style transfer rendering quality by adjusting traditional methods of Gatys et al. (2016) and Johnson et al. (2016) with regularizer, forcing preservation of the depth map of the content image. However these traditional methods are either computationally inefficient or require training a separate neural network for new style. AdaIN method of Huang et al. (2017) allows efficient transferring of arbitrary style without training a separate model but is not able to reproduce the depth map of the content image. We propose an extension to this method, allowing depth map preservation. Qualitative analysis and results of user evaluation study indicate that the proposed method provides better stylizations, compared to the original style transfer methods of Gatys et al. (2016) and Huang et al. (2017).


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