Shadow Generation for Composite Image in Real-World Scenes


  • Yan Hong Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Li Niu Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Jianfu Zhang RIKEN AIP



Computer Vision (CV)


Image composition targets at inserting a foreground object into a background image. Most previous image composition methods focus on adjusting the foreground to make it compatible with background while ignoring the shadow effect of foreground on the background. In this work, we focus on generating plausible shadow for the foreground object in the composite image. First, we contribute a real-world shadow generation dataset DESOBA by generating synthetic composite images based on paired real images and deshadowed images. Then, we propose a novel shadow generation network SGRNet, which consists of a shadow mask prediction stage and a shadow filling stage. In the shadow mask prediction stage, foreground and background information are thoroughly interacted to generate foreground shadow mask. In the shadow filling stage, shadow parameters are predicted to fill the shadow area. Extensive experiments on our DESOBA dataset and real composite images demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed method. Our dataset and code are available at Dataset-DESOBA.




How to Cite

Hong, Y., Niu, L., & Zhang, J. (2022). Shadow Generation for Composite Image in Real-World Scenes. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 36(1), 914-922.



AAAI Technical Track on Computer Vision I