Lifespan Age Transformation Synthesis

Roy Or-El, Soumyadip Sengupta, Ohad Fried, Eli Shechtman, Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman ;


We address the problem of single photo age progression and regression---the prediction of how a person might look in the future, or how they looked in the past. Most existing aging methods are limited to changing the texture, overlooking transformations in head shape that occur during the human aging and growth process. This limits the applicability of previous methods to aging of adults to slightly older adults, and application of those methods to photos of children does not produce quality results. We propose a new multi domain image-to-image generative adversarial network architecture, whose learned latent space accurately models the continuous aging process in both directions. The network is trained on the FFHQ dataset, which we labeled for ages, gender, and semantic segmentation, where fixed age classes are used as anchors to approximate the continuous age transformation. Our framework can predict a full head portrait in ages 0-70 from a single photo, modifying both texture and shape of the head. We demonstrate results on a wide variety of photos and datasets, and show significant improvement over the state of the art."

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