Unofficial implementation of the ImageNet, CIFAR 10 and SVHN Augmentation Policies learned by AutoAugment using pillow
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AutoAugment - Learning Augmentation Policies from Data

Unofficial implementation of the ImageNet, CIFAR10 and SVHN Augmentation Policies learned by AutoAugment, described in this Google AI Blogpost.

Update July 13th, 2018: Wrote a Blogpost about AutoAugment and Double Transfer Learning. Code updates: The fill color after applying translations, rotations and shearing can now be specified with e.g. "policy = ImageNetPolicy(fillcolor=(0, 0, 0))". Current functionality seems to work well. Will update as soon I know more details from the authors.

Update June 18th, 2018: Changed order and functionality of many magnitudes. Higher magnitude now always apply the operation with higher intensity and the sign is randomly sampled (e.g. rotating for 20 degrees to the left or right). This seems to be more in line with how it was done in the paper (judging from the figures). Have asked the authors for more details and will update as soon as I know more.

Tested with Python 3.6. Needs pillow>=5.0.0

Examples of the best ImageNet Policy


from autoaugment import ImageNetPolicy
image =
policy = ImageNetPolicy()
transformed = policy(image)

To see examples of all operations and magnitudes applied to images, take a look at AutoAugment_Exploration.ipynb.

Example as a PyTorch Transform - ImageNet

from autoaugment import ImageNetPolicy
data = ImageFolder(rootdir, transform=transforms.Compose(
                         transforms.RandomHorizontalFlip(), ImageNetPolicy(), 
                         transforms.ToTensor(), transforms.Normalize(...)]))
loader = DataLoader(data, ...)

Example as a PyTorch Transform - CIFAR10

from autoaugment import CIFAR10Policy
data = ImageFolder(rootdir, transform=transforms.Compose(
                        [transforms.RandomCrop(32, padding=4, fill=128), # gray fill value is important bc of the color operations
                         transforms.RandomHorizontalFlip(), CIFAR10Policy(), 
                         Cutout(n_holes=1, length=16), # (
loader = DataLoader(data, ...)

Example as a PyTorch Transform - SVHN

from autoaugment import SVHNPolicy
data = ImageFolder(rootdir, transform=transforms.Compose(
                         Cutout(n_holes=1, length=20), # (
loader = DataLoader(data, ...)

Results with AutoAugment

Generalizable Data Augmentations

Finally, we show that policies found on one task can generalize well across different models and datasets. For example, the policy found on ImageNet leads to significant improvements on a variety of FGVC datasets. Even on datasets for which fine-tuning weights pre-trained on ImageNet does not help significantly [26], e.g. Stanford Cars [27] and FGVC Aircraft [28], training with the ImageNet policy reduces test set error by 1.16% and 1.76%, respectively. This result suggests that transferring data augmentation policies offers an alternative method for transfer learning.


CIFAR10 Results


CIFAR10 Results


ImageNet Results


SVHN Results

Fine Grained Visual Classification Datasets

SVHN Results