Makeup-go: Blind reversion of portrait edit


Virtual face beautification (or markup) becomes common operations in camera or image processing Apps, which is actually deceiving. In this paper, we propose the task of restoring a portrait image from this process. As the first attempt along this line, we assume unknown global operations on human faces and aim to tackle the two issues of skin smoothing and skin color change. These two tasks, intriguingly, impose very different difficulties to estimate subtle details and major color variation. We propose a Component Regression Network (CRN) and address the limitation of using Euclidean loss in blind reversion. CRN maps the edited portrait images back to the original ones without knowing beautification operation details. Our experiments demonstrate effectiveness of the system for this novel task.

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (Oral, Accepance Rate: Acceptance Rate: 2.09%)
Ying-Cong Chen
Ying-Cong Chen
Assistant Professor

Ying-Cong Chen is an Assistant Professor at AI Thrust, Information Hub of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou Campus). He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research lies in the broad area of computer vision and machine learning, aiming for empowering machine with the capacity to understand human appearance, physiology and psychology. His works contribute to a wide range of applications, including contactless health monitoring, semantic photo synthesis, and intelligent video surveillance.