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This AI Tool Turns Low-Res Pixelated Images Into Higher-Res Quality Photos
By Izza Sofia, 02 Nov 2017
Let’s Enhance is a web-based software designed to create higher-resolution files without the JPEG artifacts typically created in the process.
Using neural networks, this software can take a low-res image and increase it to a higher resolution with only minor quality loss. When compared to a traditionally upscaled image, the quality difference is incredible, making it something like a real-life version of the otherwise fake “CSI” technology.
Along with using different networks for different types of images, the program uses three different layers to produce the final image. The first layer is the “Anti-JPEG” filter, dedicated to just removing the artifacts that are created. The second, called the “Boring” filter, does the actual upscaling while also working to try to preserve the details in the original shot.
The third layer is the one that makes the image look like it was shot at that original resolution in the first place, aptly called the “Magic” filter.
While the first two layers work with what is already there, the Magic filter uses the data from the photos in the database to make-up new details to fill into the larger file. This final layer might just be why the program tends to get better results than earlier attempts.
The program is free to try out at letsenhance.io.
[via Australian Photography, opening image via YouTube]
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