Selfie 2 Waifu

Selfie 2 Waifu

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About

Selfie 2 Waifu is an image-to-image web application that allows users to upload selfie photographs to create anime-style versions of the photo. The app uses Tensorflow technology is a similar manner to software like Edges2Cats.

History

On April 15th, 2020, Twitter[1] user @tkasasagui posted about the application, along with a photo of herself paired with a version run through the Selfie 2 Waifu software (shown below).


tkasasagis @tkasasagi Selfie 2 waifu. Official Tensorflow implementation of U-GAT-IT: Unsupervised Generative Attentional Networks with Adaptive Layer-Instance Normalization for Image-to- Image Translation (ICLR 2020) waifu.lofiu.com/index.html 7:17 AM 路 Apr 15, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone

Following the post, people began replying to examples with their waifus (show below).

On April 25th, 2020, Facebook [2] page for the site launched. Within two weeks, the page received more than 1,200 followers and 1,000 likes.


Luc铆a Kasman @luciakasman Replying to @tkasasagi I love this 10:20 PM 路 Apr 15, 2020 路 Twitter for Android Imen Grida Ben Yahia @ @Imengby Replying to @tkasasagi Selfie 2 waifu. Official Tensorflow implementation of U-GAT-IT: Unsupervised Generative Attentional Networks with Adaptive Layer-Instance Normalization for Image-to- Image Translation (ICLR 2020) Your Waifu Here IF et 1:36 PM 路 Apr 15, 2020 路 Twitter for Android

Precursor

On August 23rd, 2018, Twitter [3] user @RicoBeti and @nathangloverAUS launched the website Selfie2Anime, which performed a similar function. They write:

Selfie2Anime.com is a free webservice that lets you upload a picture of yourself and in generates an anime-style character which is based on your selfie. The technology behind the conversion function is called a Generative Adversarial Network, or GAN for short.

Features

The site has one main feature, which is turning selfies into anime-style images. The site features two buttons: "Take a selfie" and "upload a photo." Once selected and a picture is uploaded, the user receives a version of the image that is in waifu style/ (example below).


Your Selfie Here Take A Selfie Upload Photo Your Waifu Here Your Selfie Here Take A Selfie Upload Photo Your Waifu Here Your Selfie Here Take A Selfie Upload Photo Your Waifu Here

The site also features a "Waifu Celebrity Guess Game." Players see a grid of celebrity waifu images nad guess which they are (screenshot below).


Waifu Celebrity Guess Game Guess Who They Are? Play Now! Score: 0

Search Interest

External References

[1] Lofiu 鈥 Selfie 2 Waifu":http://waifu.lofiu.com/index.html

[2] Twitter 鈥 @tkasasagi's Tweet

[3] Facebook 鈥 selfie2waifu

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