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Generative Image Inpainting

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An open source framework for generative image inpainting task, with the support of Contextual Attention (CVPR 2018) and Gated Convolution (ICCV 2019 Oral).

For the code of previous version (DeepFill v1), please checkout branch v1.0.0.

CVPR 2018 Paper | ICCV 2019 Oral Paper | Project | Demo | YouTube v1 | YouTube v2 | BibTex

Free-form image inpainting results by our system built on gated convolution. Each triad shows original image, free-form input and our result from left to right.


  1. Requirements:
    • Install python3.
    • Install tensorflow (tested on Release 1.3.0, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0).
    • Install tensorflow toolkit neuralgym (run pip install git+
  2. Training:
    • Prepare training images filelist and shuffle it (example).
    • Modify inpaint.yml to set DATA_FLIST, LOG_DIR, IMG_SHAPES and other parameters.
    • Run python
  3. Resume training:
    • Modify MODEL_RESTORE flag in inpaint.yml. E.g., MODEL_RESTORE: 20180115220926508503_places2_model.
    • Run python
  4. Testing:
    • Run python --image examples/input.png --mask examples/mask.png --output examples/output.png --checkpoint model_logs/your_model_dir.
  5. Still have questions?
    • If you still have questions (e.g.: How filelist looks like? How to use multi-gpus? How to do batch testing?), please first search over closed issues. If the problem is not solved, please open a new issue.

Pretrained models

Places2 | CelebA-HQ

Download the model dirs and put it under model_logs/ (rename checkpoint.txt to checkpoint because google drive automatically add ext after download). Run testing or resume training as described above. All models are trained with images of resolution 256x256 and largest hole size 128x128, above which the results may be deteriorated. We provide several example test cases. Please run:

# Places2 512x680 input
python --image examples/places2/case1_input.png --mask examples/places2/case1_mask.png --output examples/places2/case1_output.png --checkpoint_dir model_logs/release_places2_256
# CelebA-HQ 256x256 input
# Please visit CelebA-HQ demo at:

Note: Please make sure the mask file completely cover the masks in input file. You may check it with saving a new image to visualize cv2.imwrite('new.png', img - mask).


Visualization on TensorBoard for training and validation is supported. Run tensorboard --logdir model_logs --port 6006 to view training progress.


CC 4.0 Attribution-NonCommercial International

The software is for educational and academic research purposes only.


  title={Generative Image Inpainting with Contextual Attention},
  author={Yu, Jiahui and Lin, Zhe and Yang, Jimei and Shen, Xiaohui and Lu, Xin and Huang, Thomas S},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1801.07892},

  title={Free-Form Image Inpainting with Gated Convolution},
  author={Yu, Jiahui and Lin, Zhe and Yang, Jimei and Shen, Xiaohui and Lu, Xin and Huang, Thomas S},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1806.03589},