Deep Semantic Face Deblurring

Ziyi Shen Wei-Sheng Lai Tingfa Xu Jan Kautz Ming-Hsuan Yang


We present an effective and efficient face deblurring algorithm by exploiting semantic cues via deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs). As face images are highly structured and share several key semantic components (e.g., eyes and mouths), the semantic information of a face provides a strong prior for restoration. As such, we propose to incorporate global semantic priors as input and impose local structure losses to regularize the output within a multi-scale deep CNN. We train the network with perceptual and adversarial losses to generate photo-realistic results and develop an incremental training strategy to handle random blur kernels in the wild. Quantitative and qualitative evaluations demonstrate that the proposed face deblurring algorithm restores sharp images with more facial details and performs favorably against state-of-the-art methods in terms of restoration quality, face recognition and execution speed.

Technical Papers and Codes


Supplementary materials

Code (Github)

Testing Datasets [Helen] [CelebA] [Read me]

Trainning dataset [Kernel]

Our Deblur Results [Helen] [CelebA]


Quantitative evaluation on different sizes of blur kernels on the Helen dataset.

Quantitative evaluation on different sizes of blur kernels on the CelebA dataset.

Quantitative evaluation on face identity distance.


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