SwapItUp: A face swap application for privacy protection

Sachit Mahajan, Ling Jyh Chen, Tzu Chieh Tsai

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Abstract

There is a growing concern over the issues related to online privacy due to large availability of high quality images. To tackle the privacy concerns a face swapping application is proposed. There is a library of face images, which is created by downloading images from different sources on Internet. For any given image, first of all facial landmarks are detected. The second image is rotated and scaled so that it can properly fit over the input image. To make sure that the new image looks natural, color balance adjustment is done. After that blending of features from the second image onto the input image is done. It is also shown how this system can be used to creating appealing and funny photographs for entertainment purposes. We conclude with a study that shows the high quality of images produced by this system as compared to existing face swap applications and also limitations of this system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2017
EditorsTomoya Enokido, Hui-Huang Hsu, Chi-Yi Lin, Makoto Takizawa, Leonard Barolli
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages46-50
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509060283
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 5
Event31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2017 Mar 272017 Mar 29

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA
ISSN (Print)1550-445X

Other

Other31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2017
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period17/3/2717/3/29

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Keywords

  • Face swap
  • Feature detection
  • Privacy protection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Mahajan, S., Chen, L. J., & Tsai, T. C. (2017). SwapItUp: A face swap application for privacy protection. In T. Enokido, H-H. Hsu, C-Y. Lin, M. Takizawa, & L. Barolli (Eds.), Proceedings - 31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2017 (pp. 46-50). [7920888] (Proceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AINA.2017.53