DeepFlash: Turning a Flash Selfie into a Studio Portrait [article]

Nicola Capece, Francesco Banterle, Paolo Cignoni, Fabio Ganovelli, Roberto Scopigno, Ugo Erra
<span title="2019-01-14">2019</span> <i > arXiv </i> &nbsp; <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
We present a method for turning a flash selfie taken with a smartphone into a photograph as if it was taken in a studio setting with uniform lighting. Our method uses a convolutional neural network trained on a set of pairs of photographs acquired in an ad-hoc acquisition campaign. Each pair consists of one photograph of a subject's face taken with the camera flash enabled and another one of the same subject in the same pose illuminated using a photographic studio-lighting setup. We show how
more &raquo; ... method can amend defects introduced by a close-up camera flash, such as specular highlights, shadows, skin shine, and flattened images.
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