Recently, learning-based algorithms for image inpainting achieve remarkable progress dealing with squared or irregular holes. However, they fail to generate plausible textures inside damaged area because there lacks surrounding information. A progressive inpainting approach would be advantageous for eliminating central blurriness, i.e., restoring well and then updating masks. In this paper, we propose full-resolution residual network (FRRN) to fill irregular holes, which is proved to be effective for progressive image inpainting. We show that well-designed residual architecture facilitates feature integration and texture prediction. Additionally, to guarantee completion quality during progressive inpainting, we adopt N Blocks, One Dilation strategy, which assigns several residual blocks for one dilation step. Correspondingly, a step loss function is applied to improve the performance of intermediate restorations. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed FRRN framework for image inpainting is much better than previous methods both quantitatively and qualitatively.

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