We’ve already seen some AI software that can upsample low-res images. You know, CSI-style. Face Depixelizer is another AI-powered software, particularly focused on faces. It can take a pixelated, low-res photo and turn it into a realistic portrait. While the results are pretty impressive – the app doesn’t come without its quirks.
New neural network repairs damaged and low-quality images
We’ve seen some of the algorithms that can enhance low-quality photos. The researchers from Oxford University and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow have developed a new approach for restoring damaged or low-quality images. Instead of training the neural network with thousands of photos, their system called Deep Image Prior works everything out from the original image. And without any previous learning, it turns a pixelated or damaged photo into a hi-res one.
Facebook now lets you send 4K images in Messenger
Sending photos through various apps on our smartphones has become one of the most common means of visual communication. Every month, 17 billion photos are sent only through Facebook Messenger. So, Facebook has decided to improve photo sharing for their users. Instead of 2K, you can now send 4K images through Messenger.
New algorithm “enhances” low-res photos till they are tack sharp in hi-res
The scientists of Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany have developed a new algorithm. It enhances low-res images so that they miraculously become hi-res and sharp. It only needs a single low-resolution input, and it will increase its resolution while retaining the realistic textures and details.
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