Deep Feature Guided Image Retargeting


Image retargeting is the technique to display images via devices with various aspect ratios and sizes. Traditional content-aware retargeting methods rely on low-level features to predict pixel-wise importance and can hardly preserve both the structure lines and salient regions of the source image. To address this problem, we propose a novel adaptive image warping approach which integrates with deep convolutional neural network. In the proposed method, a visual importance map and a foreground mask map are generated by a pre-trained network. The two maps and other constraints guide the warping process to yield retargeted results with less distortions. Extensive experiments in terms of visual quality and a user study are carried out on the widely used RetargetMe dataset. Experimental results show that our method outperforms current state-of-art image retargeting methods.

2019 IEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP)
Li Song
Li Song
Professor, IEEE Senior Member

Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, the Deputy Director of the Institute of Image Communication and Network Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Double-Appointed Professor of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Future Media Network, the Deputy Secretary-General of the China Video User Experience Alliance and head of the standards group.