Encoding in Style: a StyleGAN Encoder for Image-to-Image TranslationDownload PDF

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28 Sep 2020 (modified: 02 Oct 2020)ICLR 2021 Conference Blind SubmissionReaders: Everyone
  • Abstract: We present a generic image-to-image translation framework, Pixel2Style2Pixel (pSp). Our pSp framework is based on a novel encoder network that directly generates a series of style vectors which are fed into a pretrained StyleGAN generator, forming the extended W+ latent space. We first show that our encoder can directly embed real images into W+, with no additional optimization. We further introduce a dedicated identity loss which is shown to achieve improved performance in the reconstruction of an input image. We demonstrate pSp to be a simple architecture that, by leveraging a well-trained, fixed generator network, can be easily applied on a wide-range of image-to-image translation tasks. Solving these tasks through the style representation results in a global approach that does not rely on a local pixel-to-pixel correspondence and further supports multi-modal synthesis via the resampling of styles. Notably, we demonstrate that pSp can be trained to align a face image to a frontal pose with no labeled data and generate multi-modal results for ambiguous tasks such as conditional face generation from sketches and segmentation maps.
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