Learning to blend photos

Wei Chih Hung, Jianming Zhang, Xiaohui Shen, Zhe Lin, Joon Young Lee, Ming Hsuan Yang

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Photo blending is a common technique to create aesthetically pleasing artworks by combining multiple photos. However, the process of photo blending is usually time-consuming, and care must be taken in the process of blending, filtering, positioning, and masking each of the source photos. To make photo blending accessible to general public, we propose an efficient approach for automatic photo blending via deep learning. Specifically, given a foreground image and a background image, our proposed method automatically generates a set of blending photos with scores that indicate the aesthetics quality with the proposed quality network and policy network. Experimental results show that the proposed approach can effectively generate high quality blending photos with efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ECCV 2018 - 15th European Conference, 2018, Proceedings
EditorsVittorio Ferrari, Cristian Sminchisescu, Martial Hebert, Yair Weiss
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030012335
Publication statusPublished - 2018
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)
Volume11211 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other15th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2018

Bibliographical note

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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