Face Image Generation and Enhancement Using Conditional Generative Adversarial Network


Ainil Mardiah(1*), Sri Hartati(2), Agus Sihabuddin(3)

(1) Master Program in Computer Science, FMIPA UGM, Yogyakarta
(2) Department of Computer Science and Electronics, FMIPA UGM, Yogyakarta
(3) Department of Computer Science and Electronics, FMIPA UGM, Yogyakarta
(*) Corresponding Author


The accuracy and speed of a single image super-resolution using a convolutional neural network is often a problem in improving finer texture details when using large enhancement factors. Some recent studies have focused on minimal mean square error, resulting in a high peak signal to noise ratio. Generally, although the peak signal to noise ratio has a high value, the output image is less detailed. This shows that the determination of super-resolution is not optimal. Conditional Generative Adversarial Network based on Boundary Equilibrium Generative Adversarial Network, by combining Mean Square Error Loss and GAN Loss as a loss function to optimize the super-resolution model and produce super-resolution images. Also, the generator network is designed with skip connection architecture to increase convergence speed and strengthen feature distribution.

Image quality value parameters used in this study are Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR) and Structural Similarity Index (SSIM). The results showed the highest image quality values using dataset validation were 26.55 for PSNR values and 0.93 for SSIM values. The highest image quality values using the testing dataset are 24.56 for the PSNR value and 0.91 for the SSIM value.


Conditional GAN; Boundary Equilibrium; Single Image Super-Resolution

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/ijccs.58327

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