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Neural-Style-Transfer-Papers :art:

Selected papers, corresponding codes and pre-trained models in our review paper "Neural Style Transfer: A Review" [arXiv Version] [IEEE Version]

The corresponding OSF repository can be found at:

If I missed your paper in this review, please email me or just pull a request here. I am more than happy to add it. Thanks!


If you find this repository useful for your research, please consider citing

  title={Neural Style Transfer: A Review},
  author={Jing, Yongcheng and Yang, Yezhou and Feng, Zunlei and Ye, Jingwen and Yu, Yizhou and Song, Mingli},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},

Please also consider citing our ECCV paper and AAAI (Oral) paper:

  title={Stroke Controllable Fast Style Transfer with Adaptive Receptive Fields},
  author={Jing, Yongcheng and Liu, Yang and Yang, Yezhou and Feng, Zunlei and Yu, Yizhou and Tao, Dacheng and Song, Mingli},
  title={Dynamic Instance Normalization for Arbitrary Style Transfer},
  author={Jing, Yongcheng and Liu, Xiao and Ding, Yukang and Wang, Xinchao and Ding, Errui and Song, Mingli and Wen, Shilei},



There is a recent nice NST framework called pystiche, developed by Philip Meier. If you are interested, please refer to A package that comprises reference implementations of NST papers with pystiche can be found at pystiche_papers (work in progress).


  • [June, 2019] Update the Images (TVCG) (.png) and Supplementary Material (TVCG) in the Materials. Warmly welcome to use Images (TVCG) for comparison results in your paper!

  • [May, 2019] Our paper Neural Style Transfer: A Review has been accepted by TVCG as a regular paper. This repository will be updated soon.

  • [July, 2018] Our paper Stroke Controllable Fast Style Transfer with Adaptive Receptive Fields has been accepted by ECCV 2018. Our review will be updated correspondingly.

  • [June, 2018] Upload a new version of our paper on arXiv which adds several missing papers (e.g., the work of Wang et al. ZM-Net: Real-time Zero-shot Image Manipulation Network).

  • [Apr, 2018] We have released a new version of the paper with significant changes at:
    Appreciate the feedback!

  • [Feb, 2018] Update the Images (Images_neuralStyleTransferReview_v2) in the Materials. Add the results of Li et al.'s NIPS 2017 paper.

  • [Jan, 2018] Pre-trained models and all the content images, the style images, and the stylized results in the paper have been released.

Materials corresponding to Our Paper

Supplementary Material (TVCG)

Pre-trained Models

Images (TVCG)(.png)

A Taxonomy of Current Methods

1. Image-Optimisation-Based Online Neural Methods

1.1. Parametric Neural Methods with Summary Statistics

[A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style] [Paper] (First Neural Style Transfer Paper)

❇️ Code:

[Image Style Transfer Using Convolutional Neural Networks] [Paper] (CVPR 2016)

[Incorporating Long-range Consistency in CNN-based Texture Generation] [Paper] (ICLR 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Laplacian-Steered Neural Style Transfer] [Paper] (ACM MM 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Demystifying Neural Style Transfer] [Paper] (Theoretical Explanation) (IJCAI 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Stable and Controllable Neural Texture Synthesis and Style Transfer Using Histogram Losses] [Paper]

1.2. Non-parametric Neural Methods with MRFs

[Combining Markov Random Fields and Convolutional Neural Networks for Image Synthesis] [Paper] (CVPR 2016)

❇️ Code:

[Arbitrary Style Transfer with Deep Feature Reshuffle] [Paper] (CVPR 2018)

2. Model-Optimisation-Based Offline Neural Methods

2.1. Per-Style-Per-Model Neural Methods

[Perceptual Losses for Real-Time Style Transfer and Super-Resolution] [Paper] (ECCV 2016)

❇️ Code:

❇️ Pre-trained Models:

[Texture Networks: Feed-forward Synthesis of Textures and Stylized Images] [Paper] (ICML 2016)

❇️ Code:

[Precomputed Real-Time Texture Synthesis with Markovian Generative Adversarial Networks] [Paper] (ECCV 2016)

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2.2. Multiple-Style-Per-Model Neural Methods

[A Learned Representation for Artistic Style] [Paper] (ICLR 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Multi-style Generative Network for Real-time Transfer] [Paper]  (arXiv, 03/2017)

❇️ Code:

[Diversified Texture Synthesis With Feed-Forward Networks] [Paper] (CVPR 2017)

❇️ Code:

[StyleBank: An Explicit Representation for Neural Image Style Transfer] [Paper] (CVPR 2017)

2.3. Arbitrary-Style-Per-Model Neural Methods

[Fast Patch-based Style Transfer of Arbitrary Style] [Paper]

❇️ Code:

[Exploring the Structure of a Real-time, Arbitrary Neural Artistic Stylization Network] [Paper] (BMVC 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Arbitrary Style Transfer in Real-time with Adaptive Instance Normalization] [Paper] (ICCV 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Dynamic Instance Normalization for Arbitrary Style Transfer] [Paper] (AAAI 2020)

[Universal Style Transfer via Feature Transforms] [Paper] (NIPS 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Meta Networks for Neural Style Transfer] [Paper] (CVPR 2018)

❇️ Code:

[ZM-Net: Real-time Zero-shot Image Manipulation Network] [Paper]

[Avatar-Net: Multi-Scale Zero-Shot Style Transfer by Feature Decoration] [Paper] (CVPR 2018)

❇️ Code:

[Learning Linear Transformations for Fast Arbitrary Style Transfer] [Paper]

❇️ Code:

Improvements and Extensions

[Preserving Color in Neural Artistic Style Transfer] [Paper]

[Controlling Perceptual Factors in Neural Style Transfer] [Paper] (CVPR 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Content-Aware Neural Style Transfer] [Paper]

[Towards Deep Style Transfer: A Content-Aware Perspective] [Paper] (BMVC 2016)

[Neural Doodle_Semantic Style Transfer and Turning Two-Bit Doodles into Fine Artwork] [Paper]

[Semantic Style Transfer and Turning Two-Bit Doodles into Fine Artwork] [Paper]

❇️ Code:

[The Contextual Loss for Image Transformation with Non-Aligned Data] [Paper] (ECCV 2018)

❇️ Code:

[Improved Texture Networks: Maximizing Quality and Diversity in Feed-forward Stylization and Texture Synthesis] [Paper] (CVPR 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Instance Normalization:The Missing Ingredient for Fast Stylization] [Paper]

❇️ Code:

[A Style-Aware Content Loss for Real-time HD Style Transfer] [Paper] (ECCV 2018)

[Multimodal Transfer: A Hierarchical Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Fast Artistic Style Transfer] [Paper] (CVPR 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Stroke Controllable Fast Style Transfer with Adaptive Receptive Fields] [Paper] (ECCV 2018)

❇️ Code:

[Depth-Preserving Style Transfer] [Paper]

❇️ Code:

[Depth-Aware Neural Style Transfer] [Paper] (NPAR 2017)

[Neural Style Transfer: A Paradigm Shift for Image-based Artistic Rendering?] [Paper] (NPAR 2017)

[Pictory: Combining Neural Style Transfer and Image Filtering] [Paper] (ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Appy Hour)

[Painting Style Transfer for Head Portraits Using Convolutional Neural Networks] [Paper] (SIGGRAPH 2016)

[Son of Zorn's Lemma Targeted Style Transfer Using Instance-aware Semantic Segmentation] [Paper] (ICASSP 2017)

[Style Transfer for Anime Sketches with Enhanced Residual U-net and Auxiliary Classifier GAN] [Paper] (ACPR 2017)

[Artistic Style Transfer for Videos] [Paper] (GCPR 2016)

❇️ Code:

[DeepMovie: Using Optical Flow and Deep Neural Networks to Stylize Movies] [Paper]

[Characterizing and Improving Stability in Neural Style Transfer] [Paper]) (ICCV 2017)

[Coherent Online Video Style Transfer] [Paper] (ICCV 2017)

[Real-Time Neural Style Transfer for Videos] [Paper] (CVPR 2017)

[A Common Framework for Interactive Texture Transfer] [Paper] (CVPR 2018)

[Deep Photo Style Transfer] [Paper] (CVPR 2017)

❇️ Code:

[A Closed-form Solution to Photorealistic Image Stylization] [Paper] (ECCV 2018)

❇️ Code:

[Photorealistic Style Transfer via Wavelet Transforms] [Paper]

❇️ Code:

[Decoder Network Over Lightweight Reconstructed Feature for Fast Semantic Style Transfer] [Paper] (ICCV 2017)

[Stereoscopic Neural Style Transfer] [Paper] (CVPR 2018)

[Awesome Typography: Statistics-based Text Effects Transfer] [Paper] (CVPR 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Neural Font Style Transfer] [Paper] (ICDAR 2017)

[Rewrite: Neural Style Transfer For Chinese Fonts] [Project]

[Separating Style and Content for Generalized Style Transfer] [Paper] (CVPR 2018)

[Visual Attribute Transfer through Deep Image Analogy] [Paper] (SIGGRAPH 2017)

❇️ Code:

[Fashion Style Generator] [Paper] (IJCAI 2017)

[Deep Painterly Harmonization] [Paper]

❇️ Code:

[Fast Face-Swap Using Convolutional Neural Networks] [Paper] (ICCV 2017)

[Learning Selfie-Friendly Abstraction from Artistic Style Images] [Paper] (ACML 2018)

[Style Transfer with Adaptation to the Central Objects of the Scene] [Paper] (NEUROINFORMATICS 2019)







❇️ Code:

Deep Forger



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Application Papers

[Bringing Impressionism to Life with Neural Style Transfer in Come Swim] [Paper]

[Imaging Novecento. A Mobile App for Automatic Recognition of Artworks and Transfer of Artistic Styles] [Paper]

[ProsumerFX: Mobile Design of Image Stylization Components] [Paper]

[Pictory - Neural Style Transfer and Editing with coreML] [Paper]

[Tiny Transform Net for Mobile Image Stylization] [Paper] (ICMR 2017)



[Supercharging Style Transfer][]

[Issue of Layer Chosen Strategy][]

[Picking an optimizer for Style Transfer][]

[Enhanced Color Style Transfer (Photo-surrealism Style Transfer)] [Project]


[Conditional Fast Style Transfer Network] [Paper]

[Unseen Style Transfer Based on a Conditional Fast Style Transfer Network] [Paper]

[DeepStyleCam: A Real-time Style Transfer App on iOS] [Paper]


✏️ Neural Style Transfer: A Review




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