Generative adversarial network-based image super-resolution using perceptual content losses

Manri Cheon, Jun Hyuk Kim, Jun Ho Choi, Jong Seok Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Citations (Scopus)


In this paper, we propose a deep generative adversarial network for super-resolution considering the trade-off between perception and distortion. Based on good performance of a recently developed model for super-resolution, i.e., deep residual network using enhanced upscale modules (EUSR) [9], the proposed model is trained to improve perceptual performance with only slight increase of distortion. For this purpose, together with the conventional content loss, i.e., reconstruction loss such as L1 or L2, we consider additional losses in the training phase, which are the discrete cosine transform coefficients loss and differential content loss. These consider perceptual part in the content loss, i.e., consideration of proper high frequency components is helpful for the trade-off problem in super-resolution. The experimental results show that our proposed model has good performance for both perception and distortion, and is effective in perceptual super-resolution applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ECCV 2018 Workshops, Proceedings
EditorsLaura Leal-Taixé, Stefan Roth
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030110208
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event15th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2018 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2018 Sept 82018 Sept 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11133 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other15th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Generative adversarial network-based image super-resolution using perceptual content losses'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this