JingyunLiang / HCFlow

Official PyTorch code for Hierarchical Conditional Flow: A Unified Framework for Image Super-Resolution and Image Rescaling (HCFlow, ICCV2021)

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Hierarchical Conditional Flow: A Unified Framework for Image Super-Resolution and Image Rescaling (HCFlow, ICCV2021)

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This repository is the official PyTorch implementation of Hierarchical Conditional Flow: A Unified Framework for Image Super-Resolution and Image Rescaling (arxiv, supp).

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Normalizing flows have recently demonstrated promising results for low-level vision tasks. For image super-resolution (SR), it learns to predict diverse photo-realistic high-resolution (HR) images from the low-resolution (LR) image rather than learning a deterministic mapping. For image rescaling, it achieves high accuracy by jointly modelling the downscaling and upscaling processes. While existing approaches employ specialized techniques for these two tasks, we set out to unify them in a single formulation. In this paper, we propose the hierarchical conditional flow (HCFlow) as a unified framework for image SR and image rescaling. More specifically, HCFlow learns a bijective mapping between HR and LR image pairs by modelling the distribution of the LR image and the rest high-frequency component simultaneously. In particular, the high-frequency component is conditional on the LR image in a hierarchical manner. To further enhance the performance, other losses such as perceptual loss and GAN loss are combined with the commonly used negative log-likelihood loss in training. Extensive experiments on general image SR, face image SR and image rescaling have demonstrated that the proposed HCFlow achieves state-of-the-art performance in terms of both quantitative metrics and visual quality.

         

Requirements

  • Python 3.7, PyTorch == 1.7.1
  • Requirements: opencv-python, lpips, natsort, etc.
  • Platforms: Ubuntu 16.04, cuda-11.0
cd HCFlow-master
pip install -r requirements.txt 

Quick Run (takes 1 Minute)

To run the code with one command (without preparing data), run following command. Or you can go to our online Colob demo google colab logo to have a try.

cd codes
# face image SR
python test_HCFlow.py --opt options/test/test_SR_CelebA_8X_HCFlow.yml

# general image SR
python test_HCFlow.py --opt options/test/test_SR_DF2K_4X_HCFlow.yml

# image rescaling
python test_HCFlow.py --opt options/test/test_Rescaling_DF2K_4X_HCFlow.yml

Data Preparation

The framework of this project is based on MMSR and SRFlow. To prepare data, put training and testing sets in ./datasets as ./datasets/DIV2K/HR/0801.png. Commonly used SR datasets can be downloaded here. There are two ways for accerleration in data loading: First, one can use ./scripts/png2npy.py to generate .npy files and use data/GTLQnpy_dataset.py. Second, one can use .pklv4 dataset (recommended) and use data/LRHR_PKL_dataset.py. Please refer to SRFlow for more details. Prepared datasets can be downloaded here.

Training

To train HCFlow for general image SR/ face image SR/ image rescaling, run this command:

cd codes

# face image SR
python train_HCFlow.py --opt options/train/train_SR_CelebA_8X_HCFlow.yml

# general image SR
python train_HCFlow.py --opt options/train/train_SR_DF2K_4X_HCFlow.yml

# image rescaling
python train_HCFlow.py --opt options/train/train_Rescaling_DF2K_4X_HCFlow.yml

All trained models can be downloaded from here.

Testing

Please follow the Quick Run section. Just modify the dataset path in test_HCFlow_*.yml.

Results

We achieved state-of-the-art performance on general image SR, face image SR and image rescaling.

For more results, please refer to the paper and supp for details.

Citation

@inproceedings{liang21hierarchical,
  title={Hierarchical Conditional Flow: A Unified Framework for Image Super-Resolution and Image Rescaling},
  author={Liang, Jingyun and Lugmayr, Andreas and Zhang, Kai and Danelljan, Martin and Van Gool, Luc and Timofte, Radu},
  booktitle={IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision},
  year={2021}
}

License & Acknowledgement

This project is released under the Apache 2.0 license. The codes are based on MMSR, SRFlow, IRN and Glow-pytorch. Please also follow their licenses. Thanks for their great works.

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Official PyTorch code for Hierarchical Conditional Flow: A Unified Framework for Image Super-Resolution and Image Rescaling (HCFlow, ICCV2021)

https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.05301

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