UPHDR-GAN: Generative Adversarial Network for High Dynamic Range Imaging with Unpaired Data

Ru Li, Chuan Wang, Shuaicheng Liu, Jue Wang, Guanghui Liu, Bing Zeng

The paper proposes a method to effectively fuse multi-exposure inputs and generates high-quality high dynamic range (HDR) images with unpaired datasets. Deep learning-based HDR image generation methods rely heavily on paired datasets. The ground truth provides information for the network getting HDR images without ghosting. Datasets without ground truth are hard to apply to train deep neural networks. Recently, Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) have demonstrated their potentials of translating images from source domain X to target domain Y in the absence of paired examples. In this paper, we propose a GAN-based network for solving such problems while generating enjoyable HDR results, named UPHDR-GAN. The proposed method relaxes the constraint of paired dataset and learns the mapping from LDR domain to HDR domain. Although the pair data are missing, UPHDR-GAN can properly handle the ghosting artifacts caused by moving objects or misalignments with the help of modified GAN loss, improved discriminator network and useful initialization phase. The proposed method preserves the details of important regions and improves the total image perceptual quality. Qualitative and quantitative comparisons against other methods demonstrated the superiority of our method.

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