360-Degree Image Completion by Two-Stage Conditional Gans

Naofumi Akimoto, Seito Kasai, Masaki Hayashi, Yoshimitsu Aoki

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The latest generative adversarial networks (GANs) can generate realistic high resolution images. However, to the best of our knowledge, there are no GANs for generating 360-degree images. Therefore, this paper proposes the novel problem setting that by using a known area from the 360-degree image as an input, the remainder of the image can be completed with the GANs. To do so, we propose the approach of two-stage generation using network architecture with series-parallel dilated convolution layers. Moreover, we present how to rearrange images for data augmentation, simplify the problem, and make inputs for training the 2nd stage generator. Our experiments show that these methods generate the distortion seen in 360-degree images in the outlines of buildings and roads, and their boundaries are clearer than those of baseline methods. Furthermore, we discuss and clarify the difficulty of our proposed problem. Our work is the first step towards GANs predicting an unseen area within a 360-degree space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538662496
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sept
Event26th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2019 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2019 Sept 222019 Sept 25

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880


Conference26th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2019
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


  • 360 degrees
  • Generative adversarial networks
  • extrapolation
  • image completion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing


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