Image Outpainting and Harmonization using Generative Adversarial Networks

23 Dec 2019  ·  Basile Van Hoorick ·

Although the inherently ambiguous task of predicting what resides beyond all four edges of an image has rarely been explored before, we demonstrate that GANs hold powerful potential in producing reasonable extrapolations. Two outpainting methods are proposed that aim to instigate this line of research: the first approach uses a context encoder inspired by common inpainting architectures and paradigms, while the second approach adds an extra post-processing step using a single-image generative model. This way, the hallucinated details are integrated with the style of the original image, in an attempt to further boost the quality of the result and possibly allow for arbitrary output resolutions to be supported.

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Task Dataset Model Metric Name Metric Value Global Rank Result Benchmark
Image Outpainting Places365-Standard MSE 0.023 # 1
L1 0.0791 # 1


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