Pix2pix Neural Network to Work in Real Time

Pix2pix is neural network that creates photos based on the user's sketch
16 August 2018   2588

Developer Zaid Alyafeai of the University of Oil and Fossils named by King Fahd created a browser version of the pix2pix system - it turns the user's sketches into photographs in real time. While the service can only redraw the cats, the facades of buildings and shoes. 

The TensorFlow.js library loads a neural network model on the user's computer - this allows to conduct calculations on the user's device. While drawing shoes or cats, the user draws a detail of the image, and the system turns it into a "photo" in real time.


When drawing the houses, the algorithm splits the image into areas with objects of different types. For example, a roof or window will have different colors.


Specialists from the University of California at Berkeley introduced the pix2pix algorithm based on a generative-competitive network in 2016. Initially, the authors created a system that needed to be deployed on a computer. Third-party specialists could transfer it to the browser, but the algorithm took as input only a complete sketch and worked on the server, so the service was shut down. The source code is available at GitHub.

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